Not all revolutionaries set out to change the world per se; some set out to change their own worlds. And in so doing, they often change the way one person, or a few people, or whole communities, or entire nations or the world thinks and operates in some significant way.
business itself is now the most powerful force for change in the world today, richer and faster by far than most governments. And what is it doing with this power? It is using free trade, the most powerful weapon at its disposal, to tighten its grip on the globe.
I traveled enormously during the 1960's, when you measured everything by where you traveled and what you did as travelers.
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 didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial stuff and the stock market. Anita Roddic
It is true that there is a fine line between entrepreneurship and insanity. Crazy people see and feel things that others don't. But you have to believe that everything is possible. If you believe it, those around you will believe it too.
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
Entrepreneurs are visionaries - they see things other people don't see.
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.
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 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.
Women want to be free to choose from the same range of options that men take for granted. In our quest for equal pay, equal access to education and opportunities, we have made great strides. But until women can move freely and think freely in their homes, on the streets, in the workplace without the
The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's.
Running a company on market research is like driving while looking in the rear-view mirror.
Be nice, for everyone that you meet is fighting a harder battle
I think progress is a sort of comfortable disease, and we've got a media that says entertainment and celebrity, which isn't bad in itself but it stops the real issues coming forward.
By creating conversation, we let our customers spread our message by word of mouth.
The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies.
If civilization is going to survive, business and policy-makers must move on, to find within themselves more developed emotions than fear or greed.
There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.
Creativity comes by breaking the rules, by saying that you're in love with the anarchist.
A woman in advancing old age is unstoppable by any earthly force. I love it.
One of the key problems of the business world is that greed has become culturally acceptable.
We have our values from the church, the temple, the mosque. Do not rob, do not murder. But our behaviour changes the minute we go into the corporate place. Suddenly all of this is irrelevant.
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
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. Anita Roddic
It's frustrating sometimes to see the mismatch in resources between the pointless and the urgent, isn't it. Like the gap between the vast resources poured into military technological research to make war more sophisticated, and the trickle that goes into developing techniques that might prevent war
It is a critical job of any entrepreneur to maximize creativity, and to build the kind of atmosphere around you that encourages people to have ideas. That means open structures, so that accepted thinking can be challenged.
we can wake up one morning and find that the technology of this virtual, inter-connected world wasn't the liberating force we thought, but binds us ever more tightly under the control of the money men.
The business of business should not be about money. It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed