Awesome stuff, must read for every human being......the world would be a lot batter place if every one had read this book.
This book, though many of the references are dated, still applies in absolutely every walk of life. It is equally important for a stay at home parent as it is for a top level executive. Read it. You, and the people you meet, will be happier as a result.
I found this book to be Alright. While the techniques told by the author are all very good and effective, the examples used by the author lacked subtlety and sophistication. I'm not sure that praising someone's hair outright would make it an instant win over his heart (we are not talking of a girl-guy thing here).
Good book though as the basic premise of this book - how to win friends and influence people, is amply solved by author. He offers sound practical techniques with plenty of examples.
I really enjoyed this book. The examples are a bit dated but still get his points across. I really enjoyed this book as well as feel that I learned much from it.
This book is like a the high school earthquake videos on the 8mm projectors. The information is just as out of date, and out of touch with the modern world. Please there must be a better book.
Go find Sherman and set the WABAC Machine to 1930 if you buy this book. While I applaud some of the principles in this book (pay attention to what other people want and help them get it), the nostalgic quality was reminiscent of a 1950's black and white movie meant to teach you proper etiquette. I would have preferred if Mr. Peabody had narrated it, but unfortunately the only dog in this story... was the book!
First, I would never want to turn anyone away from reading this book. It really is an awesome book, which you can pull principles from to apply to your own life. I've read (listened to) this book probably five times and it has helped me in my personal and professional life. Spoiler alert* Now, with that being said... this is not a perfect book. It gives mostly positive examples of how its methods have worked in certain situations. I do not think these methods work all times in all situations, indefinitely. There are certain situations where, yes, you just have to put someone in their place and let them be the one to acquiesce. Also, most of the examples given are between men and other men. Since men are more practical and typically less emotional in their business dealings, the examples make sense. I don't think this book really does well when its principles are applied to women. Or, if it works at first, it won't continue to work. So, don't take it as a marriage help book or something to strengthen your relationship with the opposite sex. There are other books about that.