A great advantage I had when I started The Body Shop was that I had never been to business school.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. Herodotus, historian If I had to name a driving force in my life, I'd name passion every time.
If I can't do something for the public good, what the hell am I doing?
I want to define success by redefining it. For me it isn't that solely mythical definition - glamour, allure, power of wealth, and the privilege from care. Any definition of success should be personal because it's so transitory. It's about shaping my own destiny.
The business of business should not be about money. It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed
When your back is against the wall financially, creative juices flow.
Business is not financial science, it's about trading.. buying and selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it.
Any business or enterprise that shaves away loneliness is going to last forever. And like it or not but we've got a lonely society.
With fewer and fewer corporations controlling more and more of the world's trade, there is an ever greater need to know more about the practices of these large faceless organizations.
I wake up every morning thinking...this is my last day. And I jam everything into it. There's no time for mediocrity. This is no damned dress rehearsal.
The growth of The Body Shop is testimony to the fact that you don't need to waste money on costly advertising campaigns to be successful. Instead, we've always relied on word of mouth and stories.
if companies are in business solely to make money, no consumer can fully trust what they do or say.
Communication is the key for any global business.
Every time you buy something consider it a vote of confidence in the company that produced it.
Women are storytellers, they are communicators. They'll go and sit around a table and talk about their first date, their first smoke, their first lipstick, whatever it is. Those rituals of life, marriages and death aren't part of the language of men.
Creativity comes by breaking the rules, by saying that you're in love with the anarchist.
The beauty and the fashion industry want to control you. And the way that they do it through your body. So once they control your body they control your purse and the products you buy. Its a fantastic strategy and it's working.
The big question is: how do you institutionalize success and still keep that edge of craziness and wildeness?
There are no rules or formulas for success. You just have to live it and do it. knowing this gives us enormous freedom to experiment toward what we want. Believe me, it's a crazy, complicated journey. It's trial and error. It's opportunism. It's quite literally, "Let's try lots of this stuff and see
The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's. Anita Rod
Mess with nature and it will mess right back ...
Entrepreneurs are visionaries - they see things other people don't see.
a revolution in kindness
Over the past decade... while many businesses have pursued what I call 'business as usual,' I have been part of a different, smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda.
I hope to leave my children a sense of empathy and pity and a will to right social wrongs
The next time you go shopping, demand more change.
Irritation is a great source of energy and creativity.
I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.
You can't change t he wor ld f rom t he rear view mir ror.
Let me tell you how the French seduce you. They are the most bloody seductive people on Earth. They are charming, they are well-mannered and they praise and flatter you.