Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Starbucks supports "Create Jobs for USA"; a note on Apple stores and genius bars

Starbucks has teamed up with Opportunity Finance Network and “Create Jobs for USA” to raise money for community-based small businesses that will actually be able to hire people at reasonable compensation and benefits. Starbucks “sells” a card (“Let’s create Jobs for USA”) in its stores and outlets.  I picked up one at Pentagon City yesterday after going to the Apple store to fix a problem with an occasional Safari hang on a laptop.  (Fix: reinstall, start over with preferences, etc.) 

Here’s the website

I have to pass along the link to this blog posting by pianist Jeremy Denk (“The Exciting New Kindle”) here,  where he provides a description of the Apple store as the victory of gadgetry over content.  
 P.S.  Starbucks employees wear tags, like "I am smooth".  I know, the company thinks its branding its blends.  But there's a double meaning.  And some employees have no shame. 

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