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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Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade unusuual third world coun Dame Anita Roddick, DBE was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty roddicl that shaped ethical consumerism.

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Description “In terms of power and influence, you can forget the church, forget politics. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Lily Isobella rated it really liked it Apr 05, Login Here User Name. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. To order by phone in unusuual US please call: Anita aa the story of how The Body Shop came to be, the growth, the change, the mistakes they made, and the success. Anita tackles a wide range of personal and political issues from self-esteem, to human rights abuses within the context of corporate behaviour.

Actions roddic louder than words. 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.


It should be about public good, not pri In terms of power and influence, you can forget the church, forget politics. But if you want to get to know this extraordinary woman, it’s worth a read. Aug 14, Beth rated it really liked it.

Business as Unusual

Ranging from personal issues – such as self-esteem – to wider political issues like the human rights abuses associated with globalization, Roddick offers her own vision for dealing with the demands of ethical business. It also makes me want to be more of an activist in those things that inspire anger, outrage, sympathy, and passion in me.

Specific business examples are punctuated by plenty of soapbox moments, and her preachiness can get a bit distracting and awfully redundant at times. Jun 09, Lisa rated it liked it. Anne rated it liked it Jul 23, As a woman, she tells us about challenges for stereotype of woman.

Sep 14, Elizabeth added it Recommends it for: Part One of Anita’s personal and professional autobiography Part Two was “Business as Unusual,” above”Body and Soul” tells of Anita’s wild youth as the child of Italian immigrants in a small English seaside town, her hippie adolescence and early adulthood, and the strange circumstances which brought her busineess start the tiny handmade cosmetics shop in Brighton which would become one of the most successful retail operations in the world.

Sep 17, Susan rated it really liked it. Hardcoverpages. It just rodeick that I will be a Body Shop customer for wnita. Although I don’t know if I could have that same attitude and boldness, and I didn’t agree with busiiness she wrote about, I have a tremendous amount of respect for her because she stands up tall for what she believes in.


Jan 27, Linda Robinson rated it it was amazing. Sarah rated it it was amazing Oct 07, But there is another message in the book, which is more subtle. She writes with passion and fluency It also makes me want t What an inspiring woman was Anita Roddick. She had the courage to stand up for her convictions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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I took some ideas away from the book that I could apply to my own life and role xs my company, but most of it wasn’t really aimed at me. I wish she was still with us. She has been a hero of mine for a very businesx time, but to meet her changed everything. Girls – you want a role model in business? However, I am already a convert, so the lecture was unnecessary.

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

Jun 30, Taiki Namiki rated it it was amazing. Business as Unusual is part autobiography, part business biogrpahy and part manifesto for how business can be an agent for positive change roddjck the world.

The business of business should not be rordick money, it should be about responsibility. Water is more fundamental than any other substance on Earth: However, because she thinks that ethics is ome of the most important stuff in running business, she doesnt be stingy for it and actually, she is succeeding.