Starbucks created something people didn't know they needed, but suddenly couldn't get enough of, by crafting a community-centered "third place," which dictated every decision about the Starbucks brand and experience. Branding legend Stanley Hainsworth shares how he inspires people to say "I want to try that"—whatever "that" may be.
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As host of the radio show Design Matters, Debbie Millman has introduced over one hundred of the world's greatest designers, illustrators, authors and thinkers as her guests. So let me be the first to tell you how daunting it is to introduce Debbie herself.