The basics are great. Timeless. However, the examples and references were quite dated.
No. This book is not really a 'how to', but rather filled with stories that generally aren't relevant in modern times. While I respect Carnegie and his legacy, I think his books now are a little obsolete.
He sounds like Jean Shepherd (the narrator of "The Christmas Story") which made me more attentive.
One of the best so far
It was quite a slap on my face... It changed a lot my way when dealing with people, specially at work.
This book just changed my life. I have always considered myself a good man, but after reading this book I found out that this is what everybody considers of themselves. Even if I was and am a nice person, I have had conflicts, resentments and unproductive working relations with my colleagues, friends and families. Now I know why that happened and how I could have avoided that if only I had this book earlier or my parents or anybody else while growing up would have given these values to me. I am going to make sure that my child has these values while growing up so when he/she becomes an adult it just comes to him naturally. I always keep the teachings of this book in my mind from now on. I am still the same nice person I was, but now I have values that will make other people perceive who I am. This is because now I can have productive relations with other people. I can achieve my goal without conflict with anybody, I can motivate and influence people effectively, I can share my ideas effectively and so on...
Although I've always heard about the success of this book, I had never read or listened to it unitl I read some reviews on Audible. Now, I understand why so many people read and listened to it.
The narrator is very good indeed. Hes so convincent ! My impression was that it was the voice of the author.
After hearing this book mentioned frequently, I finally read it despite it's gimmicky-sounding title. Although it was published in 1936, I found it very relevant and entertaining. It offers advice on how to interact with people in a way that they'll appreciate
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - because of the focus on understanding human behavior and psychology.
The book is mostly a compilation of stories dale carnigie had found during his research. The stories are intresting for bits of history but i didn't find the info game changing or really useful.
Engaging. Prophetic. Memorable.
Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization
Where he talks about 'everybody wants to feel important'. How very , VERY true!
This book deserves to be listened to several times to pick up all the valuable advice.
I read many other books about leadership and influence that were written after this book, and I was amazed to find out that many of the modern ideas on leadership actually came from this book. this was the result of the intensive research that Dale Carnegie and his team have done.