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L Vaughan Spencer


The A to Zee of Motivitality©
A Book by L. Vaughan Spencer
- as told to Neil Mullarkey

This book is a hilarious satire on management and personal development with advice on Business Bling, Me-dership, the Alphabet Diet, how to Give Good Meeting and much else besides.

"I'm a Succeeder in a long line of Succeeders..
Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Tim Henman and Phil Collins - all undoubtedly used my methods."

Quote from L Vaughan Spencer
(L-Vo as he is known to the hip)
Self-Help Guru and Gangsta Motivator

No longer will you be a Success-o-Phobe! 2004 Business Speaker of the Year for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, L-Vo also came 12th in the Northern Hemisphere Motivator of the Year (Under-40 Middleweight Section). Yet not long ago he had just 19 pence to his name.

As he says, 'somehow only when you're in the gutter can you really see where the pavement ends'. He turned his life around. So can you.

In "Don't Be Needy, Be Succeedy" The President of the Republic of Success explains the Alphabet Diet, how to rethink your buzzness card, how business can become Buzzness and how to embrace the New Virility - whether you're a man or a lady...

Have you ever been exhorted to 'live the brand'? Or sent to Dartmoor to bungee jump with your Head of IT - all in the cause of team-building?? Or made to parade with your workmates around a Holiday Inn car park singing "We Are The Champions"?

"Don't Be Needy, Be Succeedy" is the ultra-observant how-not-to guide, on everything from Rapture Capture (mission statements made hip-hop) to Me-dership and 720-degree feedback. It won't protect you from your boss's urge to make you firewalk or send you to art therapy but laughter is guaranteed. So buy him or her a copy...


Mike Myers

HILARIOUS! Well done sir. Laughed out loud from start to finish. So much great material. Silly and smart and so Mullarkvian. Bravo ...

Eddie Izzard

Neil Mullarkey is very, very, very very funny

Nick Hancock

This book made me laugh lots. Now I understand so much more about commerce and skincare

Robert Bathurst

Very enjoyable book. Every line of this book is a slogan for Life - you need never have an original thought again. This is a life coach - with leg-room, reclining seats and frequent toilet breaks. L-Vo has the makings of a complete cult

Al Murray (The Pub Landlord)

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

Luke Johnson
(Former Chairman Channel 4 & Borders)

Brilliant work. Very funny indeed - reminded me why I like L-Vo so much. Delicious relief from these grim times.

Tony Hawks

Very funny and surprisingly useful. It helped me learn about business

David Schneider

Your book is funny. Thank you for it. And thank you for you

Stefan Stern, Financial Times 'Business Books'

We knew, from his earlier works such as What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Infants School, that L-Vo was a man to be reckoned with. But with this new book L-Vo inspires us to declare, loud and proud, "Yes, we can. We can succeed." This is, quite possibly, the only business book you should ever bother reading. ...read the full article

Mike Southon, Financial Times 'Money'

If you've been on one too many team-building trips to Dartmoor, been forced to unleash the power within or if '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 ...read the full review


This book is perfectly described in the two words above the barcode on the back: Humour/Business. Yes, it's silly verging on ridiculous at times, but there's also more than a kernel of truth on what is said. 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 ...read the full review


When it comes to good advice, more is definitely more - especially as regards landing the perfect career. L. Vaughan Spencer, a.k.a. L.VO to those in the know, is a man who knows all too well about the achieving success and staying motivated. Here he shares his pearls of wisdom on life and success exclusively with Arts Hub. As the man himself says, his advice is not talk-talk, it's all do-do. Prepare to be seriously motivated....read the article

Amazon.com Reader Reviews

• Laugh Out Loud • Much Needed Medicine • The leadership coach for the 21st Century • The Guru's Guru • Recession-busting! • An amazing book - Thank you, L-Vo! • The best business oriented satire since The Office ...read the reviews

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