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.
If you can shape your business life or your working life, you can just look at it as another extension - you just fulfill all your values as a human being in the work place. If you are an activist, you bring the activism of your life into your business, or if you love creative art, you can bring tha
the most powerful bodies in the world, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, are also the least democratic and inclusive.
Retiring isn't even a word I'd understand. Taking what makes you feel alive, and everyone's looking for ways of making them feel alive, in whatever they do - relationships, business or work - and not just being a voice for a money making business.
Be nice, for everyone that you meet is fighting a harder battle
a social conscience is not incompatible with profit.
The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation, which isn't one of those awful tax shelters like some in America. It just functions to take the money and give it away.
Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses, who's going to control this most powerful institution? Business is more powerful than politics, and it's more powerful than religion. So it's going to have to be the vigilante consumer.
I didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial stuff and the stock market. Anita Roddic
You can't change t he wor ld f rom t he rear view mir ror.
At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how many jobs we had created, and I got a major award from the Queen on that.
There are a lot of dark sides to success, but the light side of it is the ability to be opportunistic, and to be able to do things.
if companies are in business solely to make money, no consumer can fully trust what they do or say.
I don't want to be defined by being the founder of the Body Shop, and I don't want to be defined as a woman suffering from Hepatitis C. There's more to my life than that.
I think the leadership of a company should encourage the next generation not just to follow, but to overtake.
The trouble with the new world we have watched being created over the past decade is that it sees no further than money. People have always been obsessed with money, of course - greed is as old as history. But when the institutions that govern all our lives forget there was ever anything else, then
Look at the Quakers - they were excellent business people that never lied, never stole; they cared for their employees and the community which gave them the wealth. They never took more money out than they put back in.
I have no interest in being the biggest, the most profitable or the largest retailer. I just want The Body Shop to be the best, most breathlessly exciting company - and one that changes the way business is carried out.
Ninety-nine per cent of what we say is about values. I firmly believe that ethical capitalism is the best way of changing society for the better.
You persuade people with passion, so you've got to have a product or service you feel emotionally charged about. Then you can tell stories about it that will inspire others.
When you run an entrepreneurial business, you have hurry sickness - you don't look back, you advance and consolidate. But it is such fun.
The most exciting thing happening in business is the rise of vigilante consumers.
But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth.
Internationalism means that we can see into the dark corners of the world, and hold those companies to account when they are devastating forests or employing children as bonded labour. Globalization is the complete opposite, its rules pit country against country and workers against workers in the bl
There are only two ways of making money: the hard way and the very hard way!
We are essentially outsiders and that is the best definition of an entrepreneur I have ever come across.
There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.
There are 3 billion women in the world who don't look like supermodels and only 8 that do.
The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's.
If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management.