Celebrating the 75 anniversary of the original landmark bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, comes an up-to-the-minute adaptation of Carnegie’s timeless prescriptions for the digital age.
Dale Carnegie’s principles have endured for nearly a century. Since its original publication in 1936, his timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People has gone on to sell 15 million copies. Now, introducing new listeners to Carnegie’s words of wisdom, comes How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age, a new guide for a new era.
Dale Carnegie could never have predicted the trajectory that new media would take, and the ways that the simple television screen would be adapted into computers and handheld communication devices. He didn’t know the term “social media” and Facebook was something not even dreamed of in Buck Rogers cartoons. And yet his lessons remain relevant for everyone who communicates online today. In fact, with problems such as cyber bullying and email etiquette, we need Carnegie’s help more than ever. Dale Carnegie and Associates, Inc. has re-imagined Carnegie’s lasting lessons for this difficult digital age, reframing Carnegie’s insights about communication, self-expression, and leadership. This book is a must-have guide for anyone who wants to find success on Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, and any social media format today and in the future.
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I'm a residential remodeling contractor and love to listen to books 8-12 hrs a day while I work. It keeps me focused better than music.
Having read the original how to win friends, I noticed several of the exact same stories and lessons from the original text. Still they are certainly adequate stories that are appropriate for the lessons being taught. Well written and informative. But the main theme i got is if you wouldn't say it to your mom, don't post it on the net or in any social media. The original text seemed to have more "meat and potatoes" contained within the pages. This one seems to focus on what to post and not to post in social media. If you only read one of the two books, digital age or the original title, Id suggest reading the original. When the original text focuses on appropriate "snail mail" etiquette, the new version bears the same message substituting various "social media" for "letter" If you can make that mental substitution, just read the original text and you can get 90-95% of the New version's material from the original and maybe 20% more material that was cut for the digital edition.
I would recommend this book to people who are entering the workforce.
The example of Saddleback leather company, is a great example of how people want to be treated!
Performance dry so is much of the material
How to manipulate my digital life to meet what my corporation expects.
For some reason, this updated version does not have the same appeal for me as the original. Yes, updated verbiage and examples are nice, but it's missing that special mannerism that was unique to Dale himself. It's not what you say, but how you say it. For that reason I give it a 3/5.
Communication is important in any area of life and it is a good listen but if you read the orginal version no need to get this one. Some tings are too obvious even though they are timeless.
Never got the point of this book. It repeated a lot of what you already have from Dale Carnegie. Wish I hadn't wasted the credit
Yes, I would listen again because I use this material in a class I teach to high school seniors. The information has helped many students learn necessary people skills
I love Dale Carnegie, and his principles and I am astounded how his theories from almost a hundred years are still relevant today, this book helps make the connections of those older more traditional principle and how they could apply in this day and age.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend. The information is simple to digest and relevant in today's social media driven world. That said, it was hard to discern what bits of info were from Carnegie's original book vs information that was added aside from the specific examples citing technology that didn't exist when the book was written.
Petkoff did a solid job making this feel like a conversation and not a lengthy narrative.
Carnegie's original How to Win Friends and Influence people is one of the best books ever written. This book is just ok and really does not provide any significant insight that the original doesn't provide.
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Took the course and it had a big impact on how I view myself and others ever after.
Takes the 21 golden rules and gives updated examples. Can't believe that he originally wrote the book 100 years ago and how the material is still fresh and applicable.
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