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Body and Soul: Profits with Principles--The Amazing Success Story of Anita Roddick & The Body S hop

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Controversial businesswoman and environmentalist Roddick, creator of The Body Shop (located in England, America, and 36 other countries), tells her amazing success story and explains her philosophy of commerce with a conscience. Essential reading for a new generation of entrepreneurs and for all who want to help create a better world. Photos.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 25th 1994 by Three Rivers Press (first published 1991)
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Sara Tripp
May 25, 2012 Sara Tripp rated it it was amazing
Anita Roddick was a pioneer of "ethical consumerism" when she started The Body Shop in 1976. Most of what she did 36 years ago, though now commonplace, was practically unheard of at the time. She sold products using natural ingredients and listed those ingredients so the consumer would know what was in the bottle. She allowed her customers to refill their empty bottles at the store for less money. She made no overarching claims about the products' abilities to make one look younger. And she was ...more
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Anita Roddick, was a brilliant business woman who figured out that magic formula for making money while making a difference in the world... mostly because the second of the two was her driving force. This will inspire anyone of any age. She founded the Body Shop and made that the huge success it is today because of her conviction to doing what she believed in.
Christine Banks
Apr 25, 2008 Christine Banks rated it it was amazing
I had a chance to meet Anita and she signed an original edition (is now out-of-print.) She passed away 5 weeks later....

A truly amazing woman, this chronicles her beginnings both personally and professionally. Recommended highly.
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Anita Broddick was clearly ahead of her time. A fearless risk-taker, her decisions and programs are at the root of the current corporate social responsibility movement.
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An interesting book by the founder of The Body Shop about the company's history and principles from the late 70s to the early 90s.
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Dame Anita Roddick, DBE was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade with third world ...more
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