For Love of Country

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz challenges us to do more for our veterans.

For Love of Country cover

For Love of Country coverFor Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice (ISBN 978-1101874455) is a new book by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Washington Post war correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran. The book begins with five stories of bravery from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. It concludes with five stories of the sacrifice and service veterans continue to make upon returning home. You’ll meet real and unforgettable heroes like a sixty-year-old physician that follows his fallen son in military service and a nine-year-old boy who requested “Soldier of Kindness” as the engraving on his father’s tombstone.

I found the book difficult to read yet also difficult to put down. Like Starbucks’ chairman, I too am inspired to do more than just say “thank you” and move on. The book’s web site lists several ways we can all do that.

Proceeds from the sale of For Love of Country are donated to Onward Veterans, a donor-advised fund of the Schultz Family Foundation that supports the successful transition of military veterans and their families.

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Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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