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» In Memorium: TheBusiness World Remembers The Body Shop's Anita Roddick from FunnyBusiness: Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, died suddenly Monday, September 10,2007 of a brain hemmorage.Writing in the FC Expert Blog Valerie Maltoni reminds us that Anita Roddick, didn't just sell innovative cosmetics, she changed the way businesses tho... [Read More]

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It's interesting that what we come to admire about people like Anita Roddick is their ability to believe that being themselves beats being a copy of someone else. May this be a lesson to companies struggling to find a personality. Go with values.

It sadden me when i had to blog about her demise. Apart from Princess Diana & Mother Teresa, she's probably third in line whom I respect and worship.

Entrepreneur she is, what is so inspiring about her is her commitment and drive towards social responsibility behind her business. That's critically missing from our business society greatly, and she does it well. For some others, it's nothing more than the marketing hype they are after.


She was a true entrepreneur at heart. I remember being impressed by her poise and candor in the cover story she contributed for the Kaospilots A-Z Book. One of a kind.

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