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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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Everyone opposes to it and tries to find a faults of that idea. Business as Unusual by Anita Roddick. They, and the wealth of spiritual activists in this book are the heirs to a great tradition of faith-based activism.

Business as Unusual by Anita Roddick

It is a request to readers that they should not take any of these statistics at face value. 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.

But there is another message in the book, which is more subtle. Worth a million words of discussion. Return to Book Page. Freddy West rated it liked it Jul 26, Hardcoverpages. Tracy rated it really liked it Aug 05, 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.

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The book took me a while to get into, because the first section is more like a lecture on why ethical business practices are important. Mar 22, Paul rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Actions speak louder than words. In the UK please call: You can make a difference, change, impact by the power of your purchase.

Business as Unusual : The Journey of Anita Roddick and the Body Shop

Anita tells the story of how The Body Shop came to be, the growth, the change, the mistakes they made, and the success. Jan 12, Kim Olson rated it liked it.

She has been a hero of mine for a very long time, but to meet her changed everything.

Business as Unusual is part autobiography, part business biogrpahy and part manifesto for how business can be an agent for positive change in the world. We need more entrepreneurs just like her, who are audacious enough to insist on earth-friendly, “cradle to cradle” manufacturing processes that protect our environment, who altruistically create other businesses in that same realm, and who care fiercely about value and purity of product.

The perfect recipe for integrity in a world where it’s not so easy to find!

According to her, real unique ideas are not accepted by anyone at the first time. Although I don’t know if I could have that same attitude and boldness, and I didn’t agree with everything she wrote about, I have a tremendous amount of respect for her because she stands up tall for what she believes in.


However, as it goes on, some people start to follow or support it.

Take it Personally UK Edition: The stories of these modern-day prophets of positive change will inspire you, unuwual provide the resources you need to put your own beliefs to work in the world. She could have benefited from a good editor. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This academic, yet gently humorous look at Anita’s life and career for schoolchildren details her life and development as snita outspoken advocate of socially responsible business practices.

Amy rated it really liked it Apr 16, Oct 25, Vikas Gupta rated it it was ok. In general, it contradicts cost-effect theory. This authorized biography of Anita for kids provides insight and inspiration to children who want to grow up to rdodick the world. 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.

I was roddico hoping that she would somewhere mention of the Shop from where she took the idea of The Body Shop, but she claims the store as her own idea.