Alicia Keys performs at incredibly popular Starbucks shareholder meeting
SEATTLE — Thousands waited in line for hours in the rain outside an auditorium in downtown Seattle Wednesday morning, the way you might for Adele tickets or a new Yeezy shoe.
But this dedicated showing wasn’t for a political rally, but a gathering of investors for a prosaic corporate shareholders meeting.
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That’s because Starbucks — and its charismatic CEO Howard Schultz — has famously turned these investment meetings into big extravagant productions with star musical performances, surprise celebrity guests and sometimes controversial discussions about social issues of the day. Read more…