Buzz-word Marketing Strikes Again (Starbucks)

The latest from Starbucks is that they are going to discourage milk products at their stores.

Starbucks Taking Aim at Dairy (Bloomburg)

As usual, this is taking popular buzzwords (“Carbon footprint” and “Greenhouse Gases”) and using them for a marketing bump without regard for science (or for a real analysis of the entire business model or an effort to make a real change).

Even the Bloomburg article notes that Starbucks accounts for a tiny percentage of US Milk production, but also notes that the Starbucks name might be sufficient to tilt the rest of the coffee house industry in the same direction.

 

 

Interestingly, this announcement is a month after the animal-rights/vegan-pushing PETA purchases one (1) share of Starbucks stock so representatives can attend Starbucks shareholder meetings.

PETA buys Starbucks Stock, Will Take Fight Against Nondairy Milk Surcharge to the Board Room (Food and Wine), December 18, 2019.

Top 10 Rules to be a Success(ful Lawyer)

This is from the ABA Journal, but the tips are great for anyone.  By James Grey Robinson.

  1.  Do not be a prisoner of your past
  2. What comes out of your mouth is more than what goes in it
  3. People will admire you more for your health and happiness than your bank account
  4. Take 10 minutes each day to not think but just breathe
  5. Lawyers are admired more for their honesty (and humanity) than for winning
  6. You have to balance and take care of your body, your mind, and your family/community.
  7. Nothing is more powerful than kind words.
  8. Embrace change. Change is good.
  9. If you don’t control your emotions, they will control you.
  10. Being a lawyer is a gift.

The details in each of the points are worth the read – check it out.

Top 10 Rules to be a Successful Lawyer

Political Prejudice by Geography

This is worth a look. I was astonished to learn that my home county is on the far “less prejudiced” end of the spectrum, versus my state capitol city of Indianapolis (Marion County), which is on the far “more prejudiced” end of the spectrum.

It is also worth noting that – at least in my home state – the political intolerance is highly prevalent in the counties that I would tend to label as “very liberal.”

Click link for interactive map: Political Prejudice by County