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Unless you live in a cave and have zero social skills, this book is, IMO, a waste of time. Maybe back in the mid century it was a must, but by today's standards, most are aware of all these principles in grade school.
Enjoyed it very much. I noticed that the author stresses that everything he suggests be done with sincerity, just the way it should be done. it left me with the impression that in effect, it is a great how to manual on practicing humility.
Very easy listen. Many of the points are labored and some of the anecdotes are definitely made up but anyone who has spent time with difficult personalities will recognize the benefits of these principles.
Absolutely. The skills discussed in this book are applicable to every single person interested in accelerating their social and professional lives.
Every chapter has several memorable anecdotes that seem dry at first, but after a while you realize they exist to help harden the topics in your mind. Each chapter also ends with a summary of the principles discussed.
This is the first Andrew MacMillan audiobook I've listened to, but he does a great job conveying the book. He's easy to understand and his voice alone gives off a sense of wisdom.
Books like this on aren't meant to listen to all at once. It's not that it's a bad book, but it deserves a slower listening pace and contemplation between chapters or sections.
If you want to improve yourself, either in a social setting or a business setting, you should really read this book.
This is a must listen for everyone. Present, child, teacher, and especially if you're a leader in any capacity.
This should be taught in schools at an early age.
As a leader, personal trainer, health coach, pastor, firefighter, this book is so helpful in dealing with people.
So grab a copy!
This book is amazing. It gives you examples of how people have managed different situations successfully and unsuccessfully. It explains the ways to influence people without being false but just being nice. I wish I had listed to this book 20 years ago. I have been captivated. I find myself unconsciously changing my behaviour, what a difference it has made when working with my staff or playing with my children.
"An American Classic"
It is important to say that Old Dale?s book does exactly what it says on the tin and really does work. However,read from the point of view as a work of narrative fiction, this book also functions perfectly well and is hugely enjoyable. It presents as a work of early twentieth century Americana as much as the novels of Scott Fitzgerald or Upton Sinclair and presents a picture of American Society and in particular American corporate life that will be very familiar to anyone who has either worked with or visited the United States. I kept returning time and time again to a mental picture of an American corporate mentor of mine ? comfortable in his late middle age with all the assumptions of middle class life and, no doubt, many of its frailities?and heard his voice speaking from within these pages. ?How to win friends? informs so much of American Literature ? John Updike and Richard Yates are two particular but not exclusive examples ? so the book also becomes a valuable work of reference to the modern American psyche and the cultural revolution that has and is taking place in that great country.
This is one of those books that you will hear people talking about and this is also one of those books that it took me 30 years to get round to reading. I wish that I had done so earlier. This book has greatly improved my outlook on life and I can handle situations in a far slicker and more helpful way than before. excellent book, I would recommend it to everyone.
Everyone should read this book - parents and children, managers and employees. Excellent and enjoyable.
"I tried to be cynical...."
...but after reading this book I realise that most of my failings in business and personal life are easily-explained. Within a week I have already seen positive changes in my relationships with people. It can't be this easy can it?
"Read every 10 years for an optimal life"
I read this originally well over 30 years ago, and it is one of the books that has profoundly influenced my life. The essence is simply the golden rule: Do as to others as you would be done by. In a world where every one is (whether we like to admit it or not) out for themselves, it is still optimal to be loving and co-operative if you understand that life is essentially win-win: we gain ourselves by giving to others what they most want. And if they only give us back 80% of what they get, we are still both better off, because a lot of what we want (recognition, respect, affection) is FREE. So once this 'enlightened self-interest' gets a hold, out of the crooked stuff that man is made of, we find...we can all be happy! Read it, DC explains it better than I do.
this book is timeless. it offers great insights and examples of human behaviour. the only criticsm would be that it mainly deals with office and business. otherwise a great suggestion from a friend
One of the most important non-fiction books in your life. Whether you are self development junkie or not you have to read it/listen to it. The earlier in your life the better. Not sure why I was not introduced to it earlier in school...
This book is inspirational and still as amazingly relevant today as when it was written about 80 years ago!
People skills are understated and this book helps you realise how important they really are.
You must listen to this book!
This book should be used in schools to show people how to deal with each other. Absolutely fantastic!
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