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  • How to Win Friends and Influence People - by Dale Carnegie: Book Summary

  • By: BOOK SUMMARY GetFlashNotes.com, Dean Bokhari
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the situation from the other person's point of view and "arousing in the other person an eager want." You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, "let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers," and "talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person." Carnegie illustrates his points with anecdotes of historical figures, leaders of the business world, and everyday folks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great review; full version will drive the points home better though

  • By ProMan on 10-22-17

Great review; full version will drive the points home better though

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-17

This was great, but I wouldn’t recommend only reading/listening to this review if you really want to drive the lessons from the book home.

The full version is full of useful anecdotes that do just that, and that was helpful for me- a naturally introverted person with little natural social acuity.

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  • The Warrior Within

  • The Philosophies of Bruce Lee to Better Understand the World around You and Achieve a Rewarding Life
  • By: John Little
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy - a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals - that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. Most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate - until John Little was given permission to publish them for the wider world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUST READ

  • By Demetrius on 04-27-16

I'm just fascinated with Bruce Lee's philosophies.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I don't know enough to know if this is objectively a great book; but I personally liked it a lot because it delves into how Bruce Lee perceived things and the basics of his philisophical teachings ((Jeet Kun Do)). I intend on listening again.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I agree with comments that whenever the narrator quoted Bruce Lee- it sounded more like someone doing a poorly-imitated Asian accent. This may bother some people enough to ruin the listening experience or at least distract from the substance of the book. I noticed it, but it didn't bother me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many (whenever they talked about how Bruce Lee saw things, and how he handled them).

Any additional comments?

Bruce was the man; primarily for his mental stability/strength.