Just some guy that likes to listen to things that inspire thought. I've grown tired of the insipidness of music and opinion pieces that now pass for "news". Just looking for inspiration and education.
This book is packed full of, what I would consider, universal truths for interacting with people. There are few books that can convey such a wealth of information that can be used in virtually any setting. For anyone that wants to invest in themselves, surely this is the book for you.
This book is nothing more than how to manipulate, I mean "handle" people by stroking their ego. Instead of being real with people you're taught how to be what they want you to be regardless. The book does talk about the golden rule, but then it twists it. I'm sure there are many people out there where these techniques would work on them because the world is full of mindless sheep, but instead of "handling" people, why not just be real and sincere? I found this book's ideas and techniques to be deceitful and repugniant and old. There was nothing new in this book so don't waste your time or money.
This was an excellent audio book. I not only enjoyed the content and found the principles to be as valuable for today's interactions as they were when the book was written. I found myself listening to it a second time to make sure I didn't miss anything.
Also, my 16 year old found interest in the book as well. He actually hesitated in leaving the car because he wanted to know the rest of what was being said.
I also enjoyed the recurrance of historical facts that I did not have knowledge of before. The time spent listening was worth every minute. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their people skills.
How to Win Friends and Influence People has been around for a long time, and some versions are a little outdated. However this one is relevant, the reading style is appropriately grandfatherly, and the content is memorable. If only kids learned all this is school....
Listening to this wonderful classic while driving to appointments is a great confidence builder and a reminder that great sales techniques are important no matter what your product. I highly recommend this to anyone in business as a staple to your listening diet.
The advice that this book provides is nothing new to most, if not everyone, in fact its just common sense. But the stories and presentation accentuate the importance of this advice through an enjoyable collection of stories/events. All allow you to properly apply this advice. Excellent writing!