Author Biography

Humble upbringings did not deter Allen Maxwell from an incredible and dynamic global journey in the Navy and later in the private sector as a defense contractor.

While navigating complex dynamics in both worlds, he developed the Rules of the System,, that would be critical to survive challenging circumstances such as serving in the Philippines amid political unrest, a near death collision on the USS Kinkaid, and a devious internal plan to usurp his leadership in Guantanamo Bay.

As a businessman, he lost millions, saw the underbelly of politics, and steadfastly gained back his prosperity with a new insight on his allies.

He came to resolutely know that while the system can be unforgiving, nothing is personal. With the right Rules of the System to follow, you will win. He has done so.

Allen has opened up his valuable vault of knowledge and brought his extraordinary story and the Rules of the System to you.

Allen Maxwell Head Shot

He gives testimony and credit to not just the people who lifted him up and guided him, but even the folks who caused him turmoil and trouble. Without them, he would not have seen the path to a better life. We can all learn from Allen Maxwell.

The System is Unforgiving: Play by the Rules and Win, published by A Story Inside Books, $19.99 Paperback, $8.49 eBook, is a must-have book for those young and old. Regardless of your circumstances, if you apply Allen’s rules to all aspects of your life, you will succeed in the face of any opposition.

Allen also volunteers as the Chief Financial Officer for a non-profit organization that mentors students. Ensuring they graduate from college is one of its focus points. In a different focus, they mentor foster youth who are exiting the program. He is Treasurer for the American Legion Riders Group, a 32nd Degree Twice Past Master Mason, and an active Deacon at Mt. Erie Baptist Church in San Diego, California.

A resident of San Diego, CA for 43 years, Allen runs Omni2Max, a defense contractor, and has been happily married to his wife, Diane for 36 years. They have two grown daughters, Daphane and Ashley.

Readers Reviews

" Allen is one of those self-motivated leaders who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it."
Efram R Fuller
Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), United States Navy (retired)
"Throughout his professional life, Allen’s willingness to the share his experience and insight have made him an exceptional leader."
John V. Garaffa
CAPT, Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC), United States Navy (retired)
"I worked with Allen for several years early in my federal career as an acquisition program manager. I quickly learned that Allen was a man of integrity."
Cynthia Machnov
Navy Acquisition Program Manager (GS-15), Naval Information Warfare Systems Command