Tag Archives: China

Starbucks: Tomorrow Will be Spring: One Global Company’s Steps to Navigate COVID-19 in China – and the Lessons Learned

Shortly before the Chinese New Year, Belinda Wong hung up the phone after a series of calls with her team. Alone in the quiet of her home, she contemplated everything they’d discussed. They were wrestling with a decision that would become one of the most momentous in Starbucks history.

As chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks China, she’s lived and breathed the company’s mission to “Inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” She took pride in the role of Starbucks stores across the world as a third place, a place for human connection. But now, as she considered reports of an alarming new coronavirus outbreak, she knew she had to make a decision quickly whether to close thousands of stores across China to try to quell the spread.

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Gallup 2019 Report: Rating World Leaders

Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States? Discover how the world views US leadership versus the leadership of Germany, China and Russia.

Results are based on face-to-face and telephone interviews with approximately 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, in each country or area. Between March and December 2018, residents were asked to rate US, German and Russian leadership in 133 countries or areas, and residents in 134 countries or areas were asked to rate the leadership of China.

Download the report HERE.