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.
This book is really good. If you mastered half of the suggestions on this book your life would be amazing. A must read for anyone wanted to become a better person.
This is an extremely helpful book. This book will help you refocus your efforts on your relationships. It will give you the tools to dramatically improve your interactions with the people around you. I recommend that you read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography after reading this book. (His book is a very short read). I think the strangest thing about this book is how easy it is to influence people with a simple complement. The audio quality of the tape itself is good.
great info, but the examples get old after a while. I tried reading the book years ago and had the same problem. I'll save you time and money...Always focus on what the other person wants.
This is the only book that people should read regarding managing people, leading people and selling to people. All other books on the market just reiterate the topics in this book.
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.