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Winning Smart After Losing Big: Revitalizing People, Reviving Enterprises [Paperback]

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Pages   125
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2003
Publisher   Encounter Books
ISBN  1893554767  
EAN  9781893554764  

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Rob Stearns's inspiring perspectives come at a time when many businesses, organizations, and individuals seek practical insights regarding how to recover from major losses. Why do some companies rally after competitive disasters? Why do some individuals rebound after personal defeats? Winning after losing big is hard. Rob's refreshing approach stimulates recovery by provoking you and your enterprise to reinvigorate your thinking and your response to losing. Rob Stearns understands losing and winning. As a successful entrepreneur and executive, he also experienced the trauma and loneliness of professional and personal defeat. Winning Smart after Losing Big will stimulate you and your organization to: Adjust your traditional thinking about suffering a loss Separate the act of losing from the consequences of losing Recognize when you are losing Choose when to lose Identify the causes of your loss Explore your thoughts and feelings about your loss Escape the "loop" of reliving your loss Redefine what winning means to you Rely on yourself to select the right help Create personal independence at the moment when you need it most

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So simple. Sometimes naive. Worst of all, suspected............  Jul 6, 2007
As an underdog and a loser in life, I find the book not helpful at all. The writing skill is bad and examples are few. However, that still didnt make my rating a one star, if not for the fact, with my very negative opinion of it, that I had been curious enough to check the mix of the ten five star ratings from the previous eleven reviews, and not so surprised to find three readers anonymous plus seven one shot only reviewers. Pardon me if I got it all wrong, but I do despise such manipulation on this site.
No magic answers, but very powerful if you engage your mind  Jul 16, 2006
This is a book that compels you to think. It requires that you examine your own experiences honestly and recognizes that you, as an individual, are empowered to take charge of your life. If you need to be spoon-fed or are looking for magic answers, it's not for you. But, if you are truly interested in engaging your mind, read "Winning Smart After Losing Big." Then, read it again. And again.
Oversimplified and underdeveloped  Jun 6, 2006
I have to admit, this book did inspire me. When I read it, the ideas expressed were so overly simplified I thought, "Hell, I could write a self-help if this is all it takes."

We've all lost something at some point. We're all going to lose something again. However, Stearns's black and white assessments of winning and losing don't really apply to most of the situations you'll face. Simply put, Stearns says a win is when you get something you want or don't get something you don't want; a loss is the opposite on either side. What if you think you want something and later realize you don't, such as wanting to sleep with that girl you had a crush on in high school, but later learning she has chlamydia. Is that a win because you got to sleep with her or a loss because you caught an STD you didn't want?

Because the book is so sparse on examples of the ideas he's pushing, you are encouraged to think of your own from your own life. As such I found myself thinking of things like my career, in which I was successful, but ultimately was unsatisfied with the work and decided to get into another profession. Did I win because going into my career I set modest goals that I met and exceeded? Or did I lose because the joy I'd expected never manifested itself?

Speaking of the examples, this is where the book could have taken off but failed. Stearns has a few interesting stories, the best of which is his tale of venturing into post-Soviet Russia to tap into the scientific minds behind the Red Empire and bring their inventions to the West only to learn that the best invention to be had is a theorhetical self-defrosting freezer. This story really seems to be the heart of Stearn's theme, but is briefly touched only twice. Another story about his father is touching and serves its purpose, but the only other anecdote comes in the form of two stories about two friends who followed similar losing paths, with one ultimately pulling out of his tailspin and the other dying. The vague nature of the stories misses the point completely.

Without real-life stories, most of Stearns's ideas come off as nebulous and half-thought out, with MSPaint quality charts and graphs allegedly illustrating his points.

If you're at all curious, check this book out at the library. For seventeen bucks, you can pick up plenty of other better written books with more than 100 pages of content.
Winning Smart after Losing Big  Apr 20, 2004
Move over Dr. Phil! Rob Stearns packed this book with practical advice that explains how to move onward and upward following any type of loss. Mr. Stearns outlines the thought processes and actions that take us from losing to winning. He makes it clear that while losing is a normal part of life, we are not puppets of fate but rather active participants in shaping our own destiny: it is up to us to take responsibility for our own actions and turn our losses into wins. This book tells us how in a conversational, no-nonsense, non-preachy style.
Winning Smart After Losing Big  Apr 17, 2004

Reading "Winning Smart After Losing Big" inspired me to contact to author - Rob Stearns. Rob was gracious enough to meet with a colleague and me over coffee in Cave Creek, AZ. My objective was to learn more about this inspirational book and the man that crafted and lived the words. Rob is the real deal. He boldly went were most business leaders fear to go - to candidly discuss and admit to losing in the big game of business and life. What makes Rob and "Winning Smart After Losing Big" special is that he provides the reader with step-by-step guide leading you past losing to winning. He uses examples from his personal experience coupled with real world chronicles of ordinary people that have survived crippling defeats only to rise and win yet again. "Winning Smart After Losing Big" and its message might have been written in an earlier generation by thought provoking authors such as Norman Vincent Peale or Earl Nightengale. Business schools should make this book required reading.


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