In response to objections over a public statement made earlier this year backing Washington‚Äôs same-sex marriage bill, the leadership of Starbucks Corporation assured its investors not to worry, for profits have never been better.
Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz fielded questions from shareholders over whether taking a stance on the controversial issue would dilute the company‚Äôs bottom line, particularly in nations where the company is expanding but homosexuality is widely considered immoral.
‚ÄúI would say, candidly, since we made that decision, there has not been any dilution whatsoever in our business, and as you can see, shareholder value has increased significantly,‚ÄĚ Schultz replied. ‚ÄúPerformance in many ways should be one of the metrics to decide whether or not this decision in any way has been dilutive, and it hasn‚Äôt.‚ÄĚ...
Ecclesiastes 5 10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. 11 When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on? 12 The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much. But the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.---NASB
"I would say, candidly, since we made that decision, there has not been any dilution whatsoever in our business, and as you can see, shareholder value has increased"
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2Pet 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: