... or nodded at the other patients, but there were no more monologues, nothing about hedges or crabs. ... I suppose your son is looking for a cunning plan, Mr Robinson,' which I thought was a pretty crass remark in the circumstances.
Author: Sir Tony Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining memoir by Sir Tony Robinson. Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. In this autobiography he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History.
Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter, and author with a stellar career lasting more than 50 years.
Author: Sir Tony Robinson
Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.
My goal in my everyday life is to have at least one Cunning Plan a day. – Tony G ... Undaunted, I left it to my unconscious mind to come up with the solution (Cunning Checklist no. 79), and inspired by the “Joy of Constraints” – the ...
Author: Tony Dr Grundy
Category: Business & Economics
Dynamic Competitive Strategy by best –selling author Dr Tony Grundy casts a radically new light on Competitive Strategy by showing you the dynamic dimension of existing strategy tools and new ones created to deal with rapid innovation and turbulent change. He shows us refreshing and challenging ways of developing strategy, including: Agile approaches to Strategy and Planning The art of the Cunning Plan –with 101 ways of being innovative The alien approach: how might an alien see your industry and business? A whole new set of dynamic strategy tools Scenario storytelling and the art of mental time travel How emotional value can leverage competitive advantag Dynamic stakeholder analysis and influencing He also includes case studies of Arsenal, Brexit, Dyson, Metrobank, Tesco, the infamous honey badger and others from everyday life. This book provides an overall theory and a wealth of practical guidance based on 30 years of Strategy Consulting and Management Research and Teaching that will transform your thinking about strategy. Tony truly "turns strategy upside down," as he does on the cover.
A 'cunning plan' can be defined as one with the following characteristics: I It contains a good deal of novelty, ... To give an example of a 'cunning plan', let us look no further than the story of Blackadder and Baldrick in The ...
Author: Laura Brown
Category: Business & Economics
Value-Based Human Resource Strategy demonstrates how HR strategy can be positioned and implemented to generate real shareholder value, using case studies from BT, Dyson, Marks and Spencer and others. The following topics are covered: * Scope, positioning, process * Strategy techniques * Links with managing for value * Project managing HR strategy * Specific HR strategy issues and breakthroughs * Being an HR strategy consultant Many HR managers are trying to become more of a consultant than an HR administrator and don't know how to - this book addresses that need. It is practical and contains visual tools to work through HR issues.
I had for many years been frustrated that managers seemed content with more or less any kind of strategic plan, whether it was a cunning one or not. The fact that it looked 'strategic' was satisfying – even though it might have been no ...
Author: Tony Grundy
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Demystifying Strategy provides you with not only the basic strategic tools and techniques but also a thorough understanding of the entire process of strategic thinking and management. Using tips, guidelines and exercises it helps you to assess your own strategic mind and covers key topics such as: the different perspectives on strategy, economic analysis, dynamic competitive positioning, designing and evaluating options, implementation, managing the strategy process and how to nurture your strategic mind. Aimed at executives, entrepreneurs and also students of management, it enables you to assess the teaching of strategy 'gurus', construct your own strategy audit and challenge thinking styles by assessing the cognitive processes involved in developing successful strategies.
Davidov's last attempt to cut a deal on the necklace? But Gold was never that interested in the diamonds and Davidov was never going to accept responsibility for anything. In the end Davidov stabbed Gold. No logic. No cunning plan.
Author: L C Tyler
Publisher: Allison & Busby
‘A clever plot, with lots of laughs along the way’ Daily Mail Last seen boarding a plane which exploded mid-flight, crime writer Ethelred Tressider is discovered, to the bafflement of his dogged literary agent Elsie Thirkettle, to be alive and currently residing in the Loire Valley. Having followed Ethelred to a run-down French hotel hosting a stamp collectors’ conference, chaos ensues when one guest is found fatally stabbed, soon followed by the murder of a rich Russian oligarch. Elsie is torn between her natural desire to interfere in the investigation and her urgent need to escape from the hotel and buy high-class chocolate. Ethelred, meanwhile, seems to know more about the killings than he is letting on. Finally the time comes when Elsie must assemble the various suspects in the dining room, and reveal the truth...
We need one of my cunning plans.' They all groan. 'That's the last thing we need,' Chantal says. 'You get into enough trouble as it is.' So. No new career. No cunning plan. No getting rid of pesky French assistant. Gah.
Author: Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette UK
THE BESTSELLING SERIES FROM THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY-SELLING AUTHOR CAROLE MATTHEWS The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year but life keeps getting in the way . . . Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source? Nadia may have a real chance at finding love, but other areas of her life aren't so rosy. Something needs to change - but what? Autumn can't wait to meet someone she hasn't seen in a very long time. She's full of hope for the future, but then things don't exactly go to plan . . . Chantal has been through so much and she's finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again. And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers' ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They're not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters . . . The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding is the final novel in Carole Matthews' much-loved series, promising heart-warming friendships, breath-taking romance, and a whole lot of sweet and delicious treats! Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Cathy Bramley and Sarah Morgan. YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS LOVE CAROLE MATTHEWS: 'A life-affirming story full of joy and hope' CATHY BRAMLEY 'Full of heart and fun' MILLY JOHNSON 'A wonderful setting where dark clouds part to reveal a happy ending' KATIE FFORDE 'An irresistibly warm-hearted story' TRISHA ASHLEY 'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' SARAH MORGAN 'The queen of funny, feel-good fiction' MIKE GAYLE
“Look, I'm the evil genius, you are the numbskull sidekick. I shouldn't have to do all the work! I have an cunning plan; I just need to execute it. And in order to do so, I need a patsy, a stooge, a puppet.” “A cunning plan- not an.
Author: Lee Keith Freeman
Publisher: Lee Keith Freeman
Abandoned Scenes blends the ancient history of cats with a contemporary tale of how the Catanostra (the cat mafia) was brought down by Marmalade and friends, in a story borrowed from Hollywood and set in the North-East of England. Eighteen voices reveal a hitherto unknown feline counter-culture involving catnip, a would-be superhero, the governing council and moggy villians. (Imagine if Quentin Tarantino & Guy Ritchie were to write an action-comedy involving cats and you will get some idea of what this tale is about.)
There was no question, they were in a very tight corner. “I undertook to get back to the ... No one got any sleep, but there was still no cunning plan forthcoming that could cope with the shit engulfing them. The next morning they all ...
Author: Neil Chalmers
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Chris Mason is a reluctantly retired adman. He decides to head for the safety on the shores of a superannuated adfolks retreat, managing a successful beaching, without mishap, to become the bad influence everyone has been waiting for. Chris however hadn’t allowed for enemies from a past life and the coterie of like- minded folk he collects suffer serious frustrations when making any attempts at enjoyable independence. Until, they hit on a unique idea...to start an old farts ad agency. This crazy concept only works and the agency rapidly becomes a huge success. Cue interest from the US where a ghastly crew from a Chicago try to hustle them into selling by blackmailing Chris and his aged, but still particularly sharp partners. The encounter proves remarkably testing for the Americans, resulting in a final victory for the elderly Brits.
Her heart thumped and mind raced as she urgently thought of a cunning plan. She lied to Onionman; she had no plan to help with his world domination, but he took the bait, and she felt the pressure. Onionman and Bunion Man were all ears.
Author: James Sharkey
Publisher: James Sharkey
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Aliens from the Planet Eeeville are stranded on Earth thanks to the superhero duo of Sergeant Smelly and Captain Chunder. The aliens have teamed up with the evil Onionman to rid the world of the superheroes by sending them to a distant planet. Can the superheroes escape the from the planet? Can they defeat the Dreaded Chilli Beasts from the Planet Fire-Butts? Will farting ever stop annoying grown-up parents? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the hilarious, fire-farting adventures of Sergeant Smelly and Captain Chunder.