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Don't be Needy be Succeedy
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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 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.
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Neil Mullarkey co-founded Britain's top improvisation troupe, The Comedy Store Players and has acted in several films, including two Austin Powers movies.

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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 Without him, I'd be nothing -- Richard Branson This book made me laugh lots. Now I understand so much more about commerce and skincare. -- Nick Hancock Neil Mullarkey is very, very, very, very funny. -- Eddie Izzard Very funny and surprisingly useful. It helped me learn about business. -- Tony Hawks Every line of this book is a slogan for Life - you need never have an original thought again. This is a life coach - with legroom, reclining seats and frequent toilet breaks. LVo has the makings of a complete cult. And, as Shakespeare would have written: Where LV succeeds there succeed I. -- Robert Bathurst Will make you cry with laughter. Or possibly pain. * People Management * Brilliant work. Very funny indeed - reminded me why I like L-Vo so much. Delicious relief from these grim times. -- Luke Johnson (Chairman of Channel 4 and Borders) Just the sort of man we need in these credit crunch days...the ultimate must-have Christmas present for your lacklustre friends. -- Arthur Smith It's a mix of my old two 11 O'Clock Show faves, Ali G and Ricky Gervais, and unusually for a dictionary-style book, is one you can read in one sitting ... This book comes with the promise that buying two copies will make you even more successful than buying just one, but you might like to make it three just to be on the safe side. -- The Bookbag This is, quite possibly, the only business book you should ever bother reading. -- Stefan Stern * Financial Times *

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