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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson On Work, Joy, And, Yes, Coffee


How did longtime tech executive Kevin Johnson end up as the CEO of Starbucks? The journey began in 2012, when Johnson, then CEO of Jupiter Networks, was diagnosed with skin cancer. For several months, he found himself continually canceling and rescheduling doctor appointments before finally stopping to ask himself: “Why am I prioritizing some business commitment over a health priority that could be fatal?” He quit his job to, actually, spend more time with his wife, family, and friends.

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