I felt it was mostly like an ads for the classes he leads! all the examples had positive feedback while in reallity could be different which I am more concern about those ocasions
"A lot of what you know already but don't use!"
Very interesting read and will raise important questions about how you deal with people.
I love the anecdotal approach the book takes and goes a long way in convincing you of the effectiveness of Karnegie's methods.
"Surprisingly relevant, surprisingly sensible"
I downloaded this audiobook as a historical curiosity, to find out what the granddaddy of self-help books had to say. I'm not sure what I was expecting - something that told me to grab what I can, when I can, before someone else grabs it, I guess - but the central theme is rather better and less cynical. Be nice to people, listen to people, be genuinely interested in people, smile. Even the manipulative advice - ask questions to which the answer is "yes", make people think an idea is their own - is given with an assumption that you're going to get people do do mutually beneficial things and not to take advantage.
If you're not interested in the book as a historical curiosity - the anecdotes that begin with variations on "I received a letter from Mr John T O'Sullivan from North Bend, Indiana, an executive with a shipping company" are quaint to begin with but get rather wearing after the fortieth one - then I'd advise looking at the Wikipedia page for the book, where you'll get pretty much all you need to know from the chapter titles. Otherwise, it's a pleasantly rewarding book.
"Needs part two titled: have the balls to be honest"
It describes well principals of being nice one to another well.
Its definitely not stressing hard enough the impotence of delivering a REAL feedback and that sometime it is necessary to tell people what they done wrong. How else are they to know? Do it in nice slatted way, explain that you telling them because you believe they can do better, but TELL THEM no one is a psychic even if it initially harms them. It will make them stronger later.
"This is a most read/listen! "
I learned so many effective and simple to do people's skills as well as getting clarification and approval of good techniques that I already knew about especially through real life examples provided in the book.
I will certainly recommend this book to anyone, especially those dealing with people regularly.
"Absolutely love the book"
Absolutely loved the book. Very practical with examples that we can all easily relate to.
Practical advice that can be used and implemented in our daily interactions both at work and in our personal lives.
I would recommend this book.
"Good book worth a listen"
Old hat delivery, up to the minute common sense and advice - given in stories. It won't waste anyone's time
"Interesting and enjoyable"
This ranks as one of the good audiobooks I listened to so far.
There are some interesting anecdotes in this book. Some are a bit dated, which is not too surprising, but enjoyable nonetheless.
I listened to this is separate chunks during my commute to work.
"Coincidence or no coincidence"
Hard work to finish this one. The principles (each chapter title) make perfect sense. Though the million reversal of a negative person/situation is a little hard fetched considering is about one person and not case studies of the million people. The $1.3m deal closer has pushed me over the edge.... I get it, be nice, honest and polite.... All the time and forever.
Let's lose a few hours off thus title... Please.
"Surprisingly obvious yet difficult in practice principles"
Bit of a classic really so not sure I can add a lot more to the commentary for this book. It definitely deserves the hype as it is very interesting to read/listen to and it is unlikely you won't get at least some actionable learnings from it. I suppose the thing that I found of most interest is how obvious these principles seem in retrospect, which however doesn't mean they're any easier to apply. Especially when you're used to typical behavioural patterns that go against these rules. I also wonder if it makes you a disingenuous person to behave in the way described in this book when you don't really feel it's the right thing to be doing but you know it will bring you closer to your goals (I'm referring to things like giving praise even when things go wrong, when you know for a fact that this was purely due to the other person was just being lazy or has been trying to take advantage of you). The author does say that the principles only work when they come from the heart so I suppose the answer is you need to be able to put a lot of faith in others that they will respond positively to your positive behaviour. Which does sound great in theory but I question the pragmatism of such a notion. The book definitely convinced me that I should at least strive to try these principles and see what happens, so I suppose in that sense it successfully passed its message on to me.