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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street; Lrg edition (October 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455576115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455576111
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The first time I met John Maxwell, I could tell that he and I shared the same values. He cares about people and he wants to help them. One of the best ways to do that is to teach people how to overcome failure and adversity. That ability turned my life around. If you read Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn, you will learn that valuable skill. I highly recommend this book."—Ben Carson, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon and NYT bestselling author of America the Beautiful and Gifted Hands, on Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn

Millions of individuals--myself included--have been inspired by the words and works of John Maxwell. Now, in The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John again shares his remarkable insights and wisdom into how each of us can reach our full potential and make a positive difference in the lives of others.—Elizabeth Dole, former U.S. Cabinet Secretary, Senator and President of the American Red Cross, on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

I salute John Maxwell for being a pioneer for leadership throughout the world. In his most recent book, he has successfully distilled the 15 most invaluable laws for personal growth. To read this book is to receive the essence of John's expertise, which will help you take your personal success to the next level.
Stedman Graham, speaker, author and entrepreneur, on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth



John has been a mentor and teacher for me for many years and what I love most about him is that he has pushed and helped me personally go through The 5 Levels of Leadership!—Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft, on The 5 Levels of Leadership

John Maxwell's books have been required reading for my leadership team for years. I can't think of anyone better at distilling decades of leadership experience into practical, approachable principles that anyone can apply at any level of leadership.—Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover, on The 5 Levels of Leadership

About the Author

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Often called America's #1 leadership authority, Maxwell was Identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.

More About the Author

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books which have each sold more than one million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. You can find him at JohnMaxwell.com and follow him at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell.

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This is a book that anyone need to read!
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Amazing...really gives an insight to changing ourself through accepting failure and always expecting a lesson through it...will continue to learn from this book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dave Gambrill on October 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
One of the best things about John's books is that he offers practical frameworks and solutions that the reader can apply to their unique situation, and he's done it again with "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn." The beauty of the content is that you get to learn from the stories in the book and see how you can turn a seemingly negative situation into a powerful launching pad for your next success.

There's no doubt that losing, failing, and making mistakes are painful, and John encourages you to examine that pain even further in Chapter 1 - When You're Losing, Everything Hurts. But from there he walks you through the steps of growth and learning from those mistakes in chapters focused on Humility, Reality, Responsibility, Improvement, Hope, Teachability, Maturity and more.

The most successful people in the world will tell you that the key to their success is that they took chances and failed faster and more often. The key, though, is that they learned from those experiences, refined their approach, and tried again. If you want to learn how to more critically examine your setbacks and use them as the rocket fuel to propel you toward your next success, then this book is for you.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By T. Weber on October 11, 2013
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I have read many of John Maxwell's books and have attended many of his seminars. There is nothing new here content wise, except for the way the material is arranged. The personal stories while entertaining at times, left me feeling that he is out of touch with the everyday reader. Spending $20,000 to send a passport? Seriously? Even if I could spend that much money to send a passport, I'm not sure I would write about it. The part left out of the story was how much he got for the speaking engagement. If he got $50,000 to speak at the event, dropping $20K was no big deal.

I got this book for free in exchange for a review. Normally, I'm one of those readers who has to get Maxwell books from the library or save up to purchase a copy.

If a friend was new to Maxwell, this would be a good book to give them. For the seasoned Maxwell reader, this book is going to be strangely familiar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hiran Yii on January 23, 2014
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Love his leadership books, his humor, his practical sense of putting his lessons to actions. I think his books are required reading for anyone who wants to lead his team.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Randall B. Smith on January 21, 2014
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Somewhat of an extension, a little deeper jaunt beyond "Failing Foward." Nevertheless some new material, and maybe even a few breakthrough thoughts shared.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie Butare-Kiyovu on January 20, 2014
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I enjoyed reading the book; it's full of great insights. I am like the lady who told Dr. Maxwell that his tapes and books give her a wonderful gift which is hope. I too, get hope, encouragement and motivation to continue learning from reading his books, something I have been doing for over ten years because they are excellent books.

I recommended the book to my daughter and she has just finished reading it. I also got a copy for my son who is going to read it with his friend. Awesome writing again, Dr. Maxwell!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard E Luman on November 25, 2013
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Not up to normal educational standards of John's books. Mainly short stories, some from prior books. Of the six cd's the sixth disc is the best. I listened to it five times, but only the others maybe twice. I personally did not feel inspired by the overall book as I have from his others.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Harris on October 16, 2013
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What makes Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn important is that it tackles a universal fear: failure. We all have had our share of failure whether big mistakes or small missteps. What makes this book easy to identify with is that Maxwell does not hesitate to share and admit his own failings, and he shows us how we can learn from his experience and apply this insight to our own lives. Maxwell takes the philosophy of succeeding, failing, learning, etc. and extracts practical advice and applications for his readers. The ideas herein are well explained and make failure, a thing commonly feared, approachable and in many cases, immensely helpful.

If you've read Maxwell's other books (as I have) some of this book will seem familiar. That said, his advice is still helpful, especially if you're struggling with fear of failure issues.
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By Amazon Customer on July 12, 2014
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He puts together a bunch of quotes but they are timely and hit my heart. I had just come off a big work failure. This book helped me to learn from that pain.
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