Really enjoyed this book and the suggestions provided in it. Despite it being older most of the principles discussed are still relevant today. It does seem to get a bit repetitive in its examples of the principles in use.
When I worked for the university I checked the book version out from their library. The book was hard to get into. I decided to try it out on here. Love how they put the music in certain parts! it made the book way easier to catch onto.
What I particularly liked about this book is that the concepts are so obvious, and easy to relate to. This book does a great job making you aware of the tactics you can employ to improve your efficiency as a leader.
While following Carnegie's advice won't steer you wrong, I don't believe it'll have the impact he often claims throughout the book. Nowadays a bit more finesse might be needed to 'Win friends and influence people'.
I loved the part where he suggests to business owners to give the phone numbers of previous customers to potential clients so they can get reviews of the business. That was a different time!
This book taught me so much and will be refering it to many other people! I do belive that someone needs to come out with the exact same version but with modern refrences (if you are not familiar with 19th and 20th century history it might be difficult to know who some of the stories are about). However it was over all a 5 on my scale and belive that everybody should read it and actualy pay attention to it. The srories are fascinating and it keeps you intuned to the book throughout the entire thing! Thank you for wrighting such an amazing read!
Overland Park, Kansas
It surely discusses matters that would lead to personal development, bigger perspective and promotes the right attitude.
You can directly apply the knowledge onto real life and test its wonders! You'll be shocked by how little can give you so much. I believe that every person already knows whats in the book, the author just keeps on reminding us to use then and supplements the efficiency of adopting such a practice with historical and real-life facts.