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 fantasize about a world where all high-schools have an added required class called Life.. with all the course time dedicated to the study and dissection of this masterpiece by Dale Carnegie.
Carnegie majestically aligns the principles of life and business, showing clearly that strong moral values are not in opposition to optimal business practices. The examples and stories outlined here have stuck with me for years, and I have used them on numerous occasions to make points and sway an audience. Andrew MacMillan's voice accurately mirrors and portrays the essence of what is being conveyed.
If you never have or never care to read business books, make an exception here!
The most important understanding to come by is that people want to feel important and they want to talk about themselves and when you learn to make them feel important they will want to do things for you.
I have read this book three time in my life. After each time my life takes an upswing. My relationships improve; my professional life improves; my financial situation improves; but mostly I am a happier person.
I have listened to this audiobook 4 times over now. I run a home care agency and being on call 24 hours a day, and supervising care services for over 350 clients and staff members. I realize that you cannot please everyone, but you can control your reaction to situations, and diffuse more conflicts than provoking them. My life has lit up since listening to it. I loved it.
It's as if this were written just last month. I had to keep reminding myself that my mother took this course in the 1940's. Very practical about human nature, and it makes you feel good to listen to it. I kept hearing my mom's words and realized how much the Dale Carnegie approach shaped her philosophy of life. It gave me insight as to why she was successful with people and why people loved her so much. You might be interested to know that her last words were, "I'm so happy." Although I read this book many yeaars ago, this re-read (re-listen) was well worth the time. If all of us lived by these ideas, we'd have a much more communicative, productive and pleasant world.
I have the book and read it every few years. This is just plain old excellent information for anyone who just wants to be a better person. It is great for personal or professional life.
I have read both the original version and several of the rewrites of the paper versions and this audio book could definitely use a similar face lift. For one thing, the use of the rifts of loud classical music get pretty annoying as time goes on. In addition, the reader doesn't spend enough effort to emphasize the key points at the end of each chapter. Remembering those points is essential if you are going to get anything out of the book. I highly recommend that you hit Wikipedia before you listen and print out the list of key points listed there before you listen. That will help you get the most out of the book. This however may be one of those books that just don't translate well into an audio version.
It was good, but a the reader sounded like my grandfather telling me about the old days. Content is good, but not as relevant for today's higher tech world markets.
Hello Everyone! This is an audio book to purchase! Dale even mixes in some great humorous stories! Please do not pass this audio book up! Thanks for reading!
this book is an example of the timeless lesson that life has bestowed to some for the rest of us to follow. It's only drawback is it's dated examples and comparisons. These are very small downfalls, especially as the author wrote his guidelines during a time we only read about ourselves. This creates a detachment of sorts, however, with some understanding, it is simple to take the lessons here and apply them to life.
"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.
Really good. Loved listening to whilst driving. Classic book with unbeatable techniques. A must buy
"You should read this book"
It's very enjoyable, with great storytelling of effective workings and practices as examples. Time to see things from the other persons point of view.
"One of two books every in business should read"
This is my go to title for great professionalism. I read it at least once a year and go back to elements monthly.
I own two print copies as well as the audible versions.
"stands the test of time."
loved it. will listen again and again. some brilliant life lessons in here for us all.
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