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Episode 139 is live! This week, we talk with Howard Behar in Seattle, WA.

Howard is a business leader, author, speaker, and mentor. For 21 years, Howard led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International, opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. He has authored two books, including It’s Not About The Coffee: Lessons On Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks – and The Magic Cup: A Business Parable About a Leader, a Team, and the Power of Putting People and Values First.

On today’s episode, Howard shares his insights on why the human connection is so important in business and at Starbucks. He also shares tips on how to understand what our employees’ value, the 6 values we should pursue in our careers, and how to tell if a company aligns to our core values.

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

To learn more about Howard, visit his website here: You can also follow him on Twitter at @HowardBehar.

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