If you are interested in improving your skills in leadership, mediation, sales, influence, or human relations, this book is required reading. Is the book dated? Yes and no. It's examples and quotations might be seen as a bit of a history lesson, but there is nothing wrong with that as long as the principles hold true. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and have already recommended it to friends.
I don't think his views applies to ALL situations today in this modern age, but he has some great suggestions that I still think about everyday now. I think one problem I had was how he suggests not to speak up against someone's view - sometimes I think it is important to express an opposite view. Some of his ideas are a bit too comformist for me. However, I still think it's well worth the listen. I certainly wish more people at my job would listen to this!
Great narrator, excellent content. Inspiring ideas and wonderful, down to earth examples. Very helpful and insightful in regards to human nature and business and personal interactions. I finished it once and I'm already listening to it again.
Just a few good points: listen to what people have to say and be nice to them no matter what. Having to go through hours of doubtufl anecdotal evidence to get to this point is hard work. Interestingly, I can now tell which one of my colleagues has read this book --they are very lavish in their praise (need I say more?), just like Dale Carnegie suggested.
I've read the book and enjoyed it and find the audio to be enjoyable as well. Without being a religious book I found many of the lessons to be based upon principles from the Bible. Can't go wrong with that in my opinion.
If ever a book needed to be abridged this would be my first choice (I don't know if an abridged version is available). I agree with several comments from other listeners that it belabors its points needlessly. It also sounds very dated. Aside from the above caveats it makes for a good listen, even if only to reinforce similar principles expressed in more recent wrintings.
This is one of the most useful books I have ever read. Now I have it on my ipod and can listen to it when ever. I make a point to read this book at least once a year!
To win friends and influence people, be nice to them.
Mr. Carnegie and I say the same thing. He just takes a lot longer.