A starbucks store with inviting lights. Makes you wanna head on in for a cup of frothy coffee isn’t it?
I’ve to admit, I’m a starbucks fan. I love their drinks (my favourite being their cafe latte). I love hot chocolate too, but i know of better specialised places to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.
While i’m at starbucks, coffee is the drink. =) As a self-confessed starbucks fan, I simply adore the way the business is run, the setup and ambiance of the store, the way the company gives back to the community through Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ . I did a presentation on Cooperate Social Responsiblity last year (2008) and picked starbucks as my case study model.
The founder ceo is one of the business leaders whom i wanna learn from too. Starbucks was the first company to give its part-time employees/partners (they call their staff partners) full medical benefits coverage and the chance to own “beanstock”, way before its stock officially went for an IPO, it encouraged employees to feel they are part of the team and they too had a share in the company’s success.
Starbucks has made itself into a culture, both cooperate and social. I wanna emulate certain aspects of the model and improve on them.
haha. I’m in need of a starbucks coffee fix now. “Hi! Can i have a tall cafe latte? Ohh… and one of your chocolate muffins too pleasee… can i have it lightly toasted?” =)
P.S. If you’re in the mood for giving, click on the “buy rippy a coffee button” on the right to buy me a coffee drink! I’ll be on cloud 9 if you give me some starbucks lov’in! =)
On January 20th, 2009, Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America - the first African-American ever to hold the office of U.S. Commander-in-Chief. The event was witnessed by well over one million attendees in chilly Washington D.C.
The Capitol is illuminated in the early morning hours before the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
People gather to watch US President Barack Obama's sworn in as the 44th US president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 20, 2009.
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President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th President of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
Barack H. Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States as his wife Michelle Obama holds the Bible and their daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on, on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States as the 44th President of the United States of America at the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
People cheer at the Washington Monument during the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 20, 2009.
Spectators in Times Square watch President Barack Obama take the oath of office during his inauguration Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in New York.
People watch a big television screen broadcasting Barack Obama being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 during a ceremony at the Paris town hall in Paris, France.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk in the inaugural parade following his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
Sasha Obama waves through the limousine window as she and her sister Malia leave Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.