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Subject:  Re: Starbucks Reserve/Tribute Date:  3/31/2011  4:51 PM
Author:  kahunacfa Number:  2514 of 2577

...Howard Schultz spoke at the convention about the company's turnaround as well and reminded us not once but about three times that the company's troubles "occurred while I was not CEO but I take full responsibility." - c0ffeen0te | Date: 3/29/2011 8:24:09 AM | Number: 2513

SBUX's troubles were Howard's responsibility. It was Howard who stepped away from the company for a time, before he returned. The troubles were Howard's doing while he was not on the "Bridge" of the ship.

Kahuna, CFA
<Owner of SBUX @ < $8>
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