Tag Archive: Coffee Republic

How to be your Own Customer

I was brought up with the advert featuring Victor Kiam, head of Remington Products, in which he said, “I loved the shavers so much I bought the company.” Some things haven’t changed since… Continue reading

What’s Love Got to do with Leadership?

When you love something, you notice the details. In a relationship, that might be a partner’s laugh or particular way of moving. For Howard Schultz, who grew Starbucks from a local Seattle coffee… Continue reading

Act Like a Big Kid: The Importance of Being Clueless

My brother and I started a business we were completely clueless about. It was a coffee business—the UK’s first coffee bar chain, an answer to Starbucks before it hit our shores. Our idea… Continue reading

Entrepreneurship: Can Anyone Do It?

Writing a book about our journey of starting Coffee Republic taught me one thing: yes, anyone can be an entrepreneur. Really. These days, entrepreneurs are everywhere, in the press and on TV shows… Continue reading