If I could list five "must-reads" before you died, "How to Win Friends & Influence People" would be towards the top of the list. A timeless list of great insights in how to treat others well, get what you want and create lasting relationships. Book gets a little lengthy feeling with multiple examples to illustrate the same point but the stories are entertaining in themselves. Wasn't crazy about the narrator's voice and reading style as it seemed to date the book a little bit. All in all, I was very happy with this book and now recommend it regularly.
GREAT read do the socially inapt. Tells/ shows the fundamental techniques of how to handle people, ways to make people like you, ways to show people your way of thinking, how to change people without being offense, and rules for making your like HAPPIER overall.
I have read this book complete on two occasions and have referred to it on numerous other occasions, but to hear it for the first time brought a whole new level of conceptualism to my mind. Even my wife has found it useful in raising our children.
5 stars! Before reviewing this book, I decided to put the principles to work. I was about to start a new job and really wanted to make a good impression. I am glad I chose this audio book as my guide. It has changed me into a nicer, more respectful and more likable person. Already the business is rolling in and my co-workers like and respect me. But most importantly, to stop being selfish and actually take joy in the challenge of personal and business relationships and to see things 'from the other person's point of view' I'd give 100 stars if I could! Narrator was brilliant and the writing was full of useful and interesting information. Again, these principles work, I have proved it to myself! Enjoy!
It is amazing, having grown up thinking that I was a relatively courteous man, just how important and how obvious the thoughts in this book really have turned out to be. This is a book I wish I had read as a kid, then again as a teen, and then several times as a young adult.
The narration tone and cadence is great.
I highly recommend this book.
The methodolgy espoused here is as relivent today as it was when first written. It teaches how to have great relations in all areas of lifel.
This book helped me in countless ways, I'm overall very pleased with my purchase of this book, hope everyone reads this book, it would make our world a little bit better
This book maybe old and to be honest has a little to much waffle but, its a work of art and anyone and everyone should read it if you want to connect with people. The pyramids maybe old but that makes them not less amazing, its the same with this book. Not reading this is a mistake.
Imagine a guide book written to help you navigate the most important aspect of a very long journey, human interaction and relationships. Imagine having it with you from the day you begin your personal, professional quest, or your most vital relationships. Imagine being able to turn to it daily for guidance and direction. This book/audio, is just that. It may well be the most valuable tool you ever buy. It has changed the lives of countless men and women since it was first published in 1936. Warren Buffett stated simply: "it changed my life!"
Old or young, male or female, rich or poor, all people need to have this book in their hands and follow the simple steps and processes Mr. Carnegie lays out inside. It changed my life and it will change yours too! Get it and get it in you.
Peace and happy returns!
A great classic we can all gain something from. One of those books I always shied away from in the stores, but to my delight a wonderful and valuable listen. Only the cynical of the cynical could seek to discredit the time honored principles this book is based on. Whilst the principles may be basic in their raw form, it is truly left to the reader/listener to decide for themselves if they are living by them and how it is affecting their life. It gives one something to stop and think about, even if the answers are obvious ... You actually have to stop assess your life and consider them for yourself. This should be read in schools in my opinion.