THis is a very insightful book.
made me think about the things I say
always be positive
Be nice, don't criticize, remember names, make people feel important and think that you care. Not rocket science. The anecdotes that support his thesis are ridiculous - i.e. mentally ill people are insane because they are selfish and just want attention. Children are bed wetters because they haven't been given the motivation to grow up. I couldn't even finish listening despite the brevity of this book. It's the first audio book I've regretted purchasing.
Yes, it was very informative. The book is in two parts. Part one is how to make friends. Basically it teaches you how to remember to be friendly and have proper manners at all times. The second chapter is about influencing people by using reversed psychology and the Aristotelian technique. I used it experimentally on my child, my husband and at work and IT WORKS! One thing that I want to just mention is that this book is clearly written for an audience in a different are and overall today we have a little of culture difference that the book of course does not take in to consideration. This is the job of the reader, to take the advice and applied it to today's life circumstances.
It was easy to follow and gave a lot of good applications to the material.
Yes. The author of this book was very devious and sinister in his approach. This is NOT the way to win friends!
Anger and disappointment.
This is a wonderful book that have read several times for almost thirty years. It presents a way of life that (although I have yet to master) has, I feel, helped me become a better person. I know in my heart that Dale Carnegie offers the foundation to living a more rewarding life as far as interpersonal relationships are concerned.
With that in mind, I look forward to listening to this audiobook again tonight with my loving wife and my beautiful baby son in mind.
Fantastic set of guide rules for getting along with people and I also was able to identify with mistakes I had made in the past. Told with amusing stories and rel life scenarios to make each point
I think everyone should try this book out
An introverted excavator.
Not much to add to others' rave reviews. This is a classic for a reason, after all. I had this with me on a recent business trip. It was a pretty intense one, with tons of meetings, red-eye flights, and I'm a nervous flier as it is. Both Carnegie and MacMillan were wonderfully reassuring and empowering in every way. I'm sure I'll revisit this file often.
The book shed some great light on things we take for granted and that we can easily change to make life a lot better.
I did want to just stay and listen to this book all the way through because I felt I was learning so much from it.
Everyone that has to deal with people should listen to this book, it has already helped me in my everyday chores as a supervisor. I am starting to see and feel the rewards of my new actions!.