Entrepreneurs are all a little crazy. There is a fine line between an entrepreneur and a crazy person. Crazy people see and feel things that others don't. An entrepreneur's dream is often a kind of madness, and it is almost as isolating. What differentiates the entrepreneur from the crazy person is
Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.
Communication is the key for any global business.
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
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.
I can't bear to be around people who are bland or bored or uninterested (or to employ them).
First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else.
Make heroes out of the employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.
We communicate with passion and passion persuades.
You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization
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.
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. Anita Rod
We should be evolving into a new age of business with a worldview that maintains one simple proposition-that all of nature: humans, animals, earth, are interconnected and interdependent.
The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's. Anita Rod
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.
The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you. Anita Roddic
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. Anita Roddic
One of the key problems of the business world is that greed has become culturally acceptable.
You've got so many groups that have no voice in this world - the indigenous, the poor. So how can I use the resources that I have and bring them up, highlight them. And it's not that difficult. It's just choosing and concentrating and focusing.
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 didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial stuff and the stock market.
If I can't do something for the public good, what the hell am I doing? Anita Rod
A great advantage I had when I started The Body Shop was that I had never been to business school.
I don't want our success to be measured only by financial yardsticks, or by our distribution or number of shops. What I want to be celebrated for - and it's going to be tough in a business environment - is how good we are to our employees and how we benefit our community. It's a different bottom lin
There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.
the leaders of globalization ... have tied themselves to a single measurement by which they judge success and failure ... They only measure money and the bottom line.
I think the leadership of a company should encourage the next generation not just to follow, but to overtake.
By definition, design, and practice, capitalism is a system that concentrates economic power in the hands of the few to the exclusion of the many.
If you don't believe one person can make a difference, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
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.