How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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Even though some concepts relating to marriage and business correspondence were deleted from the 1981 edition, the basic principles are applicable in any human endeavor.
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How to Win Friends and Influence People is a classic book by Dale Carnegie with a pretty self-explanatory title. I read this book recently, and was surprised to find that it epitomized a lot of the wisdom I had already picked up from a variety of other sources.
 

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Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) described himself as a "simple country boy" from Missouri but was also a pioneer of the self-improvement genre. Since the 1936 publication of his first book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, he has touched millions of readers and his classic works continue to impact lives to this day.
 
Published September 15, 1974 by Pocket. 299 pages
Genres: Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Children's Books, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Stefan Stern on Apr 02 2015

Carnegie's book, based on a personal development course he used to offer in the 1930s, became a massive bestseller. It is founded on a very simple idea - the benefits of reciprocity and kindness. Don't transmit, receive.

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Reviewed by Tom Butler-Bowdon on Jul 12 2011

This book will still be read 50 years from now because it is about people, a subject we assume we know a lot about but invariably do not.

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Reviewed by Kevin Brimhall on Aug 27 2011

There is so much wisdom packed into the pages of this book that it seems impossible to digest it all. However, if you take Dale Carnegie's principles and lessons to heart, you can't help but be more of who you want to be and accomplish more than you ever thought possible. And you'll develop some truly meaningful relationships along the way.

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Reviewed by Phenomenal Lady on Sep 14 2013

I would definitely advise you to follow the link at the end of the page and get yourself a copy of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People or just go out and get it at your nearest bookstore.

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Reviewed by Aaron Lynn on Apr 18 2012

The great thing about Carnegie’s book is that you can use the suggestions on yourself – for influencing how you see yourself, how you talk to yourself (criticisms, condemnations) and how you motivate yourself to get things done.

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Reviewed by Josh Kaufman on Feb 08 2017

Each of the principles Carnegie discusses is presented in a clear and memorable way, accompanied by examples that illustrate the principle in action.

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http://www.smallfirminnovation.com

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Reviewed by Richard Georges on Feb 06 2013

Even though some concepts relating to marriage and business correspondence were deleted from the 1981 edition, the basic principles are applicable in any human endeavor.

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