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Don't Be Needy Be Succeedy

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Reference, Humour & Gift

Don't Be Needy Be Succeedy

The A to Zee of Motivitality©

L Vaughan Spencer

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847656698 (26 May 2011)

About the book

L. Vaughan Spencer studied the Philosophy of Table Tennis and Anti-Social French at the University of the Isle of Wight and gained his MBA at the Jimmy Connors Institute in San Diego over the course of a weekend. Aside from holding motivational workshops in Watford, he also writes books; previous works include Chicken Nuggets for the Soul, Who Grated My Cheese? and What they don't teach you at Harvard Nursery School. All of his work is based on rigorous analysis - apart from when it's easier not to.

In a hilarious - and surprisingly useful - satire of the corporate self-improvement industry the satirical character L. Vaughan Spencer finally puts his wisdom into book form. This ultra-observant how-not-to guide, on everything from clothes and hairstyles to spellology and 720 degree feedback, is a based on a successful stage show that won the Edinburgh Fringe Report Award for Best Satire of 2002 and has toured to theatres and corporate conferences across the world.

About the author

Neil Mullarkey co-founded Britain's top improvisation troupe, The Comedy Store Players, has acted in several films, including two Austin Powers movies, and is a regular on television and radio comedy shows - where he will plug the book shamelessly.


HILARIOUS! Laughed out loud from start to finish. So much great material. Silly and smart. Bravo.

- Mike Myers

The perfect antidote to the endless bogus management consultants and coaches who ply the corporate circuit.

- Luke Johnson, Sunday Telegraph

L. Vaughan Spencer is to life coaching what Alan Partridge is to broadcasting.

- Metro

If you've been on one too many team-building trips to Dartmoor, been forced to unleash the power within or if having to sing 'Simply The Best' brings you out in a cold sweat, L Vaughan Spencer (L-Vo to the hip) is the satirical guru for you. You may not know whether to laugh or cringe. Answer: laugh. Ironically, however, he comes up with some surprisingly useful insights...

- Mike Southern, FT Columnist and creator of The Beermat Entrepreneur, Mike Southern, FT Columnist and creator of The Beermat Entrepreneur

This book changed my life. I thought I was but an humble pub landlord, but now I realise I am an Hospitality Management Executive

- Al Murray - The Hospitality Management Executive

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Reference, Humour & Gift