Anita Roddick is one of the world’s most outspoken, controversial and successful businesswomen. Business as Unusual turns the tables on the way society. The founder of an upscale English cosmetics company well established on these shores, Roddick fervently believes that companies should be. Summary and reviews of Business As Unusual by Anita Roddick, plus links to a book excerpt from Business As Unusual and author biography of Anita Roddick.

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Books by Anita Roddick. I wish she was still with us. This authorized biography of Anita for kids provides insight and inspiration to children who want to grow up to change the world. Water is elemental, life-giving and sustaining. However, roddico it goes on, some people start to follow or support it.

Business as Unusual

Water is more fundamental than any other substance on Earth: Definitely a must read. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of You’ll learn how sometimes business isnt planned and the way things end up are just fate. In the UK please call: For busniess, she settled a baby caring center in rodvick company. So have a look at them, but then take a second, closer look. However, she comes across as both self-righteous and judgemental.

I highly recommend this book.

Business as Unusual by Anita Roddick

Sarah rated it it was amazing Oct 07, In terms of power and influence, you can forget the church, forget politics. Anita tells the story of unksual The Body Shop came to be, the growth, the change, the mistakes they made, and the success. With the help of celebrities, politicians, homeless street vendors, political prisoners, activists, and entrepreneurs, this book redefines “kindness” to give it a new vitality that is far from “random.


Wow, Anita Roddick definitly took business to a whole new unsual and political level. Business as Unusual charts the story of Anita and The Body Shop, and now in this new second edition for the first time Roddick talks about her work beyond The Body Shop.

This academic, yet gently humorous look at Anita’s life and career for schoolchildren details her life and development as an outspoken advocate of socially responsible business practices. Jan 27, Linda Robinson rated it it was amazing. The perfect recipe for integrity in a world where it’s not so easy to find! Preview — Business as Unusual by Anita Roddick. Anita and The Body Shop is one of the business success stories of the century and this book shows you how and why.

Ultimately it’s hard to believe in her fully given her sell out to L’Oreal in – exactly the sort of global organisation she rails against for much of the book. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the business to promote fair trade with third world countries.

Refresh and try again. Roddick’s key message is that, by expanding the role and responsibility of the entrepreneur, as well as the definition of business ethics, the corporate world will be compelled to change.

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Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits: There is no more powerful institution in society than business, which is why I believe it is now more important than ever before for business to assume a moral leadership.

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How were they worked out? Lily Isobella rated it really liked it Apr 05, Are they just general numbers about people that are meaningless when it comes to applying them to individuals? Jun 30, Taiki Namiki rated it it was amazing. To find out more, click here.

Also, at times the book becomes boring and starts preaching too much about how to do a business being cognizant of community, unueual, etc. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book led me to be the entrepreneur, leader and mentor that I am today I’m not sure what those things might be, but I hope to find it, and to make a small change the way Anita started.

I truly hope more and more businesses follow her anitz and become more socially and environmentally responsible. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Anne rated it liked it Jul 23, This book is a collection of some of the most peculiar numbers we could find. The book took me a while to get into, because the first section is more like a lecture on why ethical business unusial are important.

Therefore, from An entrepreneur, Anita Roddick tells us about her spirit in this book.