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How to Win Friends and Influence People has been around for a long time, and some versions are a little outdated.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!
If you're interested in communicating more effectively and becoming a better human being at the same time, then this is a must read book.
This is a Timeless Classic that will last for many more years than the total number of pages in the book. A must read for everyone. I keep wondering..."Why do they not have such books in the Education System?"
Times change, Principles do not. Anyone can apply the same principles mentioned in this book and achieve greater Success and Happiness. Thank you, Mr. Dale Carnegie, for writing such an awesome book.
This is timeless information that should be taught in all school systems. Anyone in business, in fact, anyone who comes into contact with other people could benefit from this information.
For many years assorted friends and acquaintances have recommended this book. I shied away, since I didn't feel I needed more friends and felt squeamish about attempting to influence (or manipulate) people.
I finally took the plunge and was very happy I did.
This book provides suggestions (and supporting anecdotes) for improving all relationships, from parent/child to sales/contact to supervisor/employee.
A lot of psychology went into the relationship "rules", and as Dale himself points out, the most important one is the Golden Rule.
The narration was also excellent.
This book was interesting, effective and entertaining. No wonder it's been a classic for 75 years.
This was an excellent book. True to its name, it really does help you win friends and influence people. I've been applying the suggestions written in this book, and all of my relationships have grown better. On top of that, I've received countless discounts and special treatments because of these tactics. Just two days ago, I received 20% off krispy creme when I placed an order for 12 dozen. The discount was only supposed to be given to groups that had ordered 24 hours in advance, but because I used Carnegie's tactics, I received it anyway! I've had a blast employing his wisdom, and I definitely will continue to do so.