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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It flows out of our taps easily enough that we rarely give it a second thought, but we ignore it at our peril! The Best Books of Roddick was involved in activism and campaigning for environmental and social issues, including involvement with Greenpeace and The Big Issue.

Jun 09, Lisa rated it liked it. In fact, some are already moving in that direction, or have been for a while. 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.

I highly recommend this book. She writes with passion and fluency But if you want to get to know this extraordinary woman, it’s worth a read. Water is more fundamental than any other substance on Earth: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Roddick’s key message is that, by expanding the role and r One of Cambridge Sustainability’s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3, senior leaders from around the world.

Business as Unusual

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A pleasure to read. I met Anita back in I was also 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. Brilliant book on business, ethics, entrepreneurship and everything often missing from enterprise and business today!


Anita and The Body Shop is one of the business success stories of the century and this book shows you how and why. Book ratings by Goodreads. The business of business should not be about money, it should be about responsibility. The book also details the foundations of The Body Shop’s foray into corporate activism for fair trade, human rights, and against animal testing.

One of Cambridge Sustainability’s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3, senior leaders from around the world.

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Everyone opposes to it and tries to find a faults of that idea. Yes, she made mistakes – and this book talks about those. It also makes me want to be more of an activist in those things that inspire anger, outrage, sympathy, and passion in me. Andin Y rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It should be about public good, not private greed.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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.

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Jun 30, Taiki Namiki rated it it was amazing. Do you roddici them? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Girls – you want a role model in business? In general, it contradicts cost-effect theory. The important thing is that not to stop creating unique idea out of other’s opposition. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. McKeever rated it it was amazing.

I took some ideas away from the book that I could apply to my own life and role within my company, but most of it wasn’t really aimed at me. Business as Unusual charts the story of Anita and The Body Shop, and now in this new second rosdick for the first time Roddick talks about her work beyond The Body Shop.


Oct 01, Keri rated it it was amazing Shelves: This authorized biography of Anita for kids provides insight and inspiration to children who want to grow up to change the world. But there is another message in the book, which is more subtle. She talks openly about the “greed culture” of the 90s, The Body Shop vs. She inspired me to always try to do more. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She also looks at the parallel growth of vigilante consumerism and predicts how businesses can evolve in the new Millennium.

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The stories of these modern-day prophets of positive change will inspire you, and provide the resources you need to put your own beliefs to work in the world. Aug 27, Ginny rated it really liked it. 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.

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