This book should be used in schools to show people how to deal with each other. Absolutely fantastic!
"enjoyable and effective"
It's a classic. I was surprised how enjoyable I found this book. I bought it to see what all the fuss was about rather than with any intention to change what I did, but have tried the suggestions and been impressed with the results.
It's well-written, in a conversational style and the reader is excellent. It collects together many stories of how people have had success in winning friends and influencing people, so it's not a coldly scientific work. The suggestions are easy to apply and sound simple (such as trying to make the other person feel important in some way), but I've used them to good effect to improve personal relationships in my personal and professional life.
It's a pleasure to listen to and discuss with friends as a work of literature- the classic self-help book.
"Good book, SHAME ON THE PRICING!"
This is one of those classic books that might have a life-changing effect on you. As a motivational material, it doesn't rely on fancy and marketing-based techniques that might seem artificial. Dale Carnegie mostly uses a basic ideology to help the reader, mostly based on his own experience and on successful people's life stories. Perhaps it is due to this level of authenticity that makes these Carnegie books essential. They might have been followed by a whole genre of self-help books with questionable use, but when Carnegie almost single-handedly created the genre, he had to rely on advise that really influenced people. It was actually surprising to discover, how many successful friend of mine admitted to have a strong influence from Carnegie's books. Please, for your own sake, read them both!
"Everyone should listen!"
This is a great book not only for the subject matter, but also the excellent narration.
While this book was written several decades ago, the principles are still as relevant now as they were back then. Some may say some of what Carnegie writes is common sense, but one could say the same thing about many self help books.
I have used many of the tips and techniques in the book and am enjoying a more comfortable time at work. Well worth a try!
"A MUST read..."
The language is somewhat dated and some of the examples are quite amusing! It's rather difficult to see how such a book could work in such a cynical world!!
However, it does!
It's a great book - I'm on my second listen...
You can take one or more of the 15ish principles to change how you work/play with people.
I've already started to use some of the principles and I've seen rewards, especially in recognising good the work I see staff doing.
It's NOT rocket science. It's all basic pysychology, but it's well written(and well spoken!).
Give it a try!!
Yes. A number of people we encounter everyday could do with developing the people skills that this book develops.
Crucial Conversations. Again, showing how to deal with people in everyday life in a more productive, positive manner.
Although this doesn't have characters that develop a plot per-se, Andrew MacMillan does keep the listener engaged as he introduces different personalities and anecdotes.
There are to many to single out.
Within listening to the first few chapters, I was receiving comments from colleagues about seeming to be a more positive person.
"Great book - very practical"
I enjoyed listening to this and taking lots of notes with plenty excellent information. A very practical book with principles that can be applied to ones life immediately!
"Worth to listen to it twice!"
"How to Win Friends & Influence People" contains many real-life examples and suggestions you can apply right away in your daily communication. The author describes how flawed our initial reaction usually is and how to change it in order to achieve favourable outcomes.
This book is such a good way to see the world and handle situations and communicate. Really good book to read just need to re-read sections and use as a reference.
"Old classic but still current"
This is a great book. It gives you a different perspective on day to day behaviour and communication. Despite the age, the topics and advice are very current. Only the examples are a dated way of verbal communication but the key points are very current and always will be. A must read for personal and business communication.