Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie's perennial classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, presented here in its entirety.
For over 60 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this audiobook has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
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There is room at the top, when you know...How to Win Friends and Influence People.
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I am a mood reader/listener, depending on my mood...mystery, spiritual, intrigue or fluff. Audible books has vastly improved my stress level while driving. I once dreaded my commute now I look forward to it
Listen and you will gain a wealth of knowledge...old school.
The depth and breadth of the information is astounding. If you know
anything about how humans function, if you are willing to make it about
them and not about you. You can influence anyone to do almost anything
you want, Use your power for good! You will be blessed.
Much better than print version - can listen and reinforce good values on the go!
The messages of the book, which in general revolve around being fair and kind and rationally addressing situations to affect a win-win outcome are, generally, good advice and still relevant in the modern world on a personal level.
However, the times that the author lived in and the attitudes of the culture in this country at the time of his writing make it read more like a folksy, period piece. What one can see is that modern day companies have taken to heart the tenets of Winning Friends and Influencing People, but have stripped the ideas down to a facade of themselves, and hollowed out any actual human warmth or altruism that they contained.
Carnegie's book could be a stand in for the 'Code of Conduct' in most corporate headquarters in America today. In effect, though, they are parodies of the ideas presented in the book, and leave most people feeling suspicious, that they are being pandered to, and generally deceived.
Another unfortunate blind spot by the author, largely owing to his age and the time, is the incessant inclusion of religious analogy and inference. It would not be out of line to add the tag line to the title " ... if you are a right and good Christian".
This is an excellent book to listen to as a reminder of little things that you can do to make your relationships really flow. It provides you with the knowledge of not only how to handle a difficult situation if one comes up, but how to avoid one in the first place. This one is easy to listen to in bits and pieces--pause it and jump back to it later.
If you want to revist how to best deal with people or learn hot to do it, this is of coure a very good start.
I am a 50 year old accountant. My interests are mostly on self help books. I also enjoy good historical books (either factual or historical fiction). Lastly, I enjoy novels about legal proceedings.
I would recomend this book to any human being. If people followed the simple advice and tips offered throughout the book, the world would be a great place to live in. I liked the book so much that I went online and purchased a physical copy to have as a way to quickly review some salient points.
Mr. Carnegie was a genius; he points out so many little adjustments to make to one's daily interaction with one's spouse, family, friends, and most importantly, business people. It is great to be able to implement some of his teachings and to improve my relationships as well as increase my sales.
The narrator is excellent, and the overall content is well versed. Everything is very clear and concise. Very practical and useful.
Real Man In OC
I don't know
A few nuances
Good listen. A bit slow and lots of examples. More direction would be even better
I know this book has been around for a long time and I see why. The stories were logical but I've read a lot on the topic. This is a great book for interpersonal communication.
The only thing was that the narrator's voice is pretty dull. It wasn't terrible but I focus more on the material than the voice so that's why I was able to finish it. If you want to buy this one, I strongly recommend listening to a sample first.
I took this course in 1997 and love every minute of it, but found i don't really have a lot of time to read. When i saw this was available to listen to, I jumped on it. The reader's voice was very easy to listen to and I would recommend this 100%
It really wasn't a story, however it was told using many story examples and i liked the examples the author uses.
It is a book about principles and I appreciate the topic about having good meetings. I struggle with those, so this principle i will use.
If you are sitting on the fence on this one, don't...Just get it you won't regret it.
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.
Everyone should read this book - parents and children, managers and employees. Excellent and enjoyable.
"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.
"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?
"How can it still make sense?"
But it just does, I've gone through life noticing the odd thing here and there and presuming great insight but only to find that Dale Carnegie has got there already.
I bought this thinking it would be a cheesy reminder of the way we used to do business, but I couldn't have been more wrong. It all makes perfect sense and resinates today in all walks of life.
Well worth a listen.
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.
"If you apply it, then the advice really does work"
I was attracted to the book as I wanted a better understanding of people for my job. I certainly didn't expect that it would change my whole approach to relationships, both Business and personal. Using the techniques suggested I have saved money, received more praise/thanks than I used to, improved both work and personal relationships, and have reduced my own frustration & stress. If people baffle you, or you don't get what you want from them - then read this book.
"The Foundation For A Successful Business"
Foundation [for] business success
The books gives the reader an insight into how to handle all business situations, its a must read.
How to make friends and influence people, may not be the best name for the book as it implies the reader wants something, as if in the book they will learn some trick out how to manipulate people for person gain.
Instead the book explains in great detail how to handle every situation imaginable in such a way that it makes the other person genuinely feel good about themselves. It explains how to help others reach their full potential. It explains how to turn around negative situations to positive ones for the benefit of all around. It explains how to leave a room better off for having you in it.
If one can master the principles outlined in the book you will surely know how to make friends and influence people, you will also know how to add value to the people in encounter, and leave a lasting impression.
I am one of those people firmly against anything 'self-help' but even I cannot deny just how great this book was. Some of the advice is just common sense but it is put in such a simple and eloquent way that you can't help but love it.
Really great read. Will recommend to everyone
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!
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