My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in the projects in Brooklyn--says his upbringing defined his values and sense of humanity.
Emphasizes that the American Dream is possible, but no one is entitled to it--it takes hard work.
A first-generation college student, he moved to Michigan to attend Northern Michigan University.
During college, he had so little money that he would donate blood to earn enough to eat.
Says the difference between winning and losing is the line between will, passion, and self-belief.
When pitching Starbucks to investors, he talked to over 200 people and 99 percent of them said no.
Says if you're only after money, you might achieve short-term goals, but it won't be sustainable.
His purpose now as CEO is to find ways to enhance the lives of his 300K employees at Starbucks.
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