If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.

— Anita Roddick

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To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.

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If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

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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.

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Anita Roddick quote To succeed you have to believe in someth

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.

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Be courageous. It's one of the only places left uncrowded.

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Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out.

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The business of business should not be about money.

It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed

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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.

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Speed, agility and responsiveness are the keys to future success.

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We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers.

Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use.

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We communicate with passion and passion persuades.

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Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.

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If you really didn't ever want to get wrinkles, then you should have stopped smiling years ago!

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About Anita Roddick

Quotes 165 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Businesswoman
Birthday 23 October 1942

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.

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Whatever you do, be different. If you're different, you will stand out.

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I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community.

I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in.

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Never feel too small or powerless to make a difference.

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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.

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There are 3 billion women in the world who don't look like supermodels and only 8 that do.

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Three components make an entrepreneur: the person, the idea and the resources to make it happen.

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The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.

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Be special. Be anything but mediocre.

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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 blinkered pursuit of international competitiveness.

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There is no scientific answer for success.

You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.

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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.

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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.

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Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.

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If you don't believe one person can make a difference, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.

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But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.

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The key to handling problems and conflict within an organization is to keep the channels of communication wide open.

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Running a company on market research is like driving while looking in the rear view mirror.

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Be daring. Be first. Be different.

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I'm an activist and I come from a very socialist background.

For me, my thinking was formed by great thought leaders. And wealth preserving wasn't part of my thinking.

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You educate people, especially young people, by stirring their passions, so you take every opportunity to grab the imagination of your employees, you get them to feel they are doing something important, that they are not a lone voice, that they are the most powerful and potent people on the planet.

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If I had to name a driving force in my life, I would name PASSION every time

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I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn't about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble.

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Quite apart from anything else, my experience is trying to change things for the better makes you feel better, healthier. Humans are communicative animals: when you do good in a community, the benefits eventually get back to you.

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A vision is something you see and others don't.

Some people would say that's a pocket definition of lunacy. But it also defines entrepreneurial spirit.

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Women are networkers, women hate hierarchy and especially entrepreneurs hate hierarchy because when they see hierarchy structured in they see rules and regulations are commonplace, and they want to tear it down.

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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.

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By creating conversation, we let our customers spread our message by word of mouth.

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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.

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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 fear of violence, there can be no real freedom.

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Don't underestimate the power of the vigilante consumer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient-euph oria.

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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.

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One of the key problems of the business world is that greed has become culturally acceptable.

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