loved it. I needed to hear this. I've read many books snd this one of the most important.
Marketing Consultant in Birmingham
Yes it did!
On my teens I was angry of the world for whatever reason
Maybe is because I listen to a lot of angry music (heavy rock and stuff)
And one day at the gym a guy name Chris invited me to a business meeting, it was an amway business meeting, don't judge me just yet, it sounded good so I joined,
They give me two books to read, rich dad poor dad and how to win friends and influence people, yes this book.
It took me for ever to finish reading the books, then Mike, Chris's friend said, what ever goes in your head (as an watch hear or read) will come out of your mouth,
Well he was right, as of today I have read this book like fifty times, and almost every week I get offered a job from a stranger; come and work for me,
You really know how to talk to people, they say... my secret is... I read this book many many times, and thanks to knowing how to win friend and influence people I can now make more money than I ever dreamed of making, or get out of a ticket or what ever challenge that involves dealing with people. Thank you Dale Carnegie (in the heavens) and thank you Chris. Just get the book and read it or LISTEN to it at least once a year. That alone will make you a better human being.
Ever since I heard about this book I wanted to give it a read. I am a very outgoing person and love talking to people so I figured it was time to give this book a try and see what I could learn from it.
So the advices and guidelines on how to talk to people might seem obvious to some, it is a testament to the book itself. Through modern media we are all used to charismatic characters and more often than not they all use techniques that are explained here. The examples are good and I learned quite a bit, and even though I already used most of its teachings, I got new perspectives wanting to try new approaches.
With that said, it is unfortunately aging. Every point has a story attached to it which at times feel like the author was more worried about selling the book rather than getting his point across ("by using these teachings, this person became the most prolific person in his field. Who was this person? Abraham Lincoln!" Not a real example, of course, just to get an idea). It isn't as often to actually turn me off the book.
So for anyone who wants to brush up their social skills, it is a great book. I definitively had a good time reading it.
Neurosurgical resident-in-training. I listen during commute, while I workout, and when I draw.
I think I hardly need to say much about this book, as it pretty much has raving reviews all around, but this is one of my favorites. It doesn't drivel on about each topic like other self-help books where the author just goes on and on... even when the idea can be summed up in the subtitle. This book gives you just the right amount of examples and then summarizes the main point before moving on to the next concept. It's a nicely succinct and compact book that can be relistened in a short period of time. And its usefulness... well, let's just say we all need to be more attentive, and as we become better students of this book, so will we become better friends and influencers in life.
Right now I have been enjoying biographies. Maybe if I learn about admirable people a little of their character will rub off.
This book is better than most self help books. I think most people will learn at least one good tactic for working with people.
If ever there were a book that should be required reading for all of mankind it would be this manual on how to properly interact with others while enjoy our existence despite them and achieving our aims in the process.