Broadcaster, author, and high-street hero Mary Portas is highly respected for her business expertise. She’s equally respected for her honesty in admitting that a whole raft of commercial practices she espoused during her earlier career are simply wrong. As she puts it, “I’ve fueled the fire.” Portas has a new book out, which is called "Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy," She's argues that we need a new way of doing business, one that uses kindness, principles, respectfulness and creativity. According to Portas, the message is about doing business better. We still want and need consumer items, but we need to consume mindfully and charge businesses to change their practices.

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