Starbucks President Attempts to Get Closer with Patrons, Maybe Too Close
Author Colleen Gleason shared a story this morning about a friend of hers who was pursued, uncomfortably, by a married man when she was on a business trip. Turns out that the man was the president of Starbucks, Jim Alling. Since Apple and Starbucks has teamed up to provide Starbucks music to iPhone users, I can’t help but wonder if Alling’s technique would have been strong if he led with the iPhone.
Can you believe this? Married guy, two kids, meets a friendly, intelligent woman and immediately assumes she’s going to jump in bed with him.
So here’s the punch line: two weeks later, Jane’s at home, watching the morning news, and the president of Starbuck’s is being interviewed on TV.
And the president of Starbuck’s, the married guy with two kids who travels between Seattle and NYC, who followed my friend up to her hotel room after she told him NO, is none other than Dick.