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Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Let’s face it: Setbacks happen, and failure is always a possibility. But here’s the good news: Amazing success has been achieved by people who once fell flat on their faces. The secret lies in how we respond to life’s bumps and pot holes and unwelcome detours—from getting fired or losing a business to enduring a professional rejection or pursuing a passion that fails to ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success by Rick Newman

“Rebounders” is a good collection of stories from successful people who have been labeled rebounders for their ability to bounce back from adversity. U.S. News & World Reporter and a frequent TV and radio commentator and a rebounder of sorts himself, Rick Newman brings the readers an eclectic list of rebounders. The book was fun to read and includes some interesting stories but lacks name recognition and science to support
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Jennifer Wilson
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This book was both disappointing and a great read. The disappointment came because I expected it to be comprised of what was in the last chapter -- characteristics of "Rebounders". I expected a book filled with ideas of how to overcome setbacks and to be giving advice on how to make the best from a bad situation. So I was more than a little surprised that only a few pages were dedicated to this, almost as an after thought.

However, the book was a great read. Instead of learning how to turn your
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Carl Thompson
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Feeling sorry for yourself? Not sure you'll ever make it? Do you feel like you've reached a dead end and don't know how to get out? Rebounders will give you some inspiration, direction and clarity. It's full of real life examples of people who have succeeded, several of whom with you would be familiar. What makes these success stories interesting, however, is that each person had to overcome self-doubt, business failures, a lack of direction, an unwillingness to let go, etc. to achieve their ...more
Fran
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lady-business
Not quite what I thought it was going to be. Luckily I enjoy biographies as well, because basically that is what this book is. A bunch of biographies about people who rebounded.

The author didn't bring all the characteristics of Rebounders together until the last chapter and there was new information. Get past failures, our your mistakes, learn from them, and know your weaknesses and continue to educate yourself. Again, not news.
Seema Rao
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
An adequate advice book with commonly shared stories, like the life of Sam Walton, highlighting the ways that successful people can become resilient. If you are short on time, read solely the last chapter.
John
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
There are some good stories about some folks who leaned to the side of the 'rebounder', as opposed to the side of the 'wallower' (not a spoiler)
Chris Craddock
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger, April 28, 2012

Author Rick Newman was struggling as a journalist in an industry that was undergoing changes, downsizing, and laying off writers. Wanting to learn how to rebound from setbacks in his own career, he decided to write Rebounders and learn how winners pivot from setback to success. Soon Newman began to feel like a new man (sorry, I had to get that one out of my system. Been holding it in ever since I noticed the author's name). He researched
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Cheryl
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads

Initial Reaction: That was motivating. Can I just go do something awesome now? When things aren’t going my way, I’ll just think of this book. Nice one, Mr. Newman.



In Rick Newman’s Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success, being a ‘Rebounder’ can be a great thing! With stories from firsthand interviews and personal anecdotes, Newman shows that how we respond to adversity determines our future. Rick Newman, a journalist for U.S. News & World Report, lays out new rules for success

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Sravanthi
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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...Impressive!. At first I thought this is too much to read, but as I flip through pages, It was a very interesting read about people from varied fields and how they overcome their setbacks and move forward. This book is a collection of inspirational stories, talks about qualities that differentiate an extra ordinary from ordinary way of thinking. Although, the author makes it clear that these traits may or may not apply to everyone, he sure assures that, instead of complaining/blaming on others ...more
Amber
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-loan
3.5 stars. I like that the author chose to tell the tales of people who had overcome failure to find success in different fields, different ways, and different times. There is no "one size fits all" formula to success. Different people succeed in different areas for different reasons. I think choosing to illustrate that is much more powerful than trying to sell people a magic step-by-step formula to success, because no such thing exists. While there were a few characteristics present among the ...more
Taylor Ellwood
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
In this book, Newman discusses the characteristics of the rebounder, a person who is able to take failure and turn it into success by learning from it. Newman uses over nine case studies to demonstrate how various people have rebounded from failures and mistakes to become successful in their fields, while highlighting the mental skills and tools that are necessary to accomplish this. I found the stories to be inspiring and useful for helping me see how I could become a better rebounder.
Rusty Fischer
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a Goodreads contest and was really happy to do so because, as a writer myself, the title and dust jacket blurb really resonated with me. I wasn't disappointed. Powerful messages, blunt reminders and advice mixed with entertaining and revealing anecdotes helped make this a quick and enlightening read.
Kwang Wei Long
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
inspirational book for people who is going through a rough patch to find the light and the end of the tunnel.
This book offers a glimmer of hope and it identifies traits of these rebounders that maybe you can see in yourself or develop into it.
Brian Morin
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good stories about people who came back or bloomed late. Very motivational to hear some of the stories, especially during these times. Loved them all. Didn't buy any of his gobble-de-gook about how to become a rebounder, but loved the stories.
Cory
Jul 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm not sure that it helped me change my attitude, but the stories were interesting. And I feel like I picked up a few tips about working on projects.
Yy
Mar 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
I won this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Hope to read it soon. Thanks.
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