It is a large review with the occasional diversion from the topic because I feel it is appropriate for this classic book. The original version of this book was written in with 5, copies available. Word quickly spread the globe about the lessons in the book and now there is over 16 million copies in print.
Gray June 28, Would you like to make more friends? Would you like to be able to persuade more people to your way of thinking? Would you like to be a better parent? Dale Carnegie first published the book in But, when I gave a personal development seminar to a group of university accounting graduates, I only received blank stares when I asked if they had ever heard of the book.
Many years ago, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Carnegie Institute of Technology conducted investigations that found about 15 percent of one's financial success is due to technical knowledge; 85 percent is due to skill in human engineering -- personality and the ability to lead people.
Most universities do a fine job of teaching technical knowledge, but not many teach those critical "people skills". You could think of the course as an executive finishing school.
This book isn't based on dry theory, but on the experiences of students in Dale Carnegie's courses who applied the ideas to find out what really works in more effective human relations.
And many other things may have changed, but human nature hasn't changed over all these years. What is the principal message of this book? It's basically to live the Golden Rule -- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Take an interest in other people.
Understand their interests and motives. Give them praise, encouragement and appreciation. Understand that one of the greatest human needs is to feel important.
This "you" focus instead of the "me" focus, of giving and incidentally receiving, is a way of life promoted in this book. Dale Carnegie initially engages us in each chapter with questions and stories.
He states the principle for the chapter. Then he gives examples, some from historic leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Schwab formerly the president of Bethlehem Steeland some from students of the Carnegie courses throughout the world.
The more recent editions of the book also include more contemporary examples. Finally, there is a one sentence "executive summary" at the end of each chapter and an "In A Nutshell" list of principles at the end of each section of the book.
Bettger used Carnegie's format in writing his book with great success. Maybe you can too! Dale Carnegie had a crisp, lively style that keeps you involved. You know that a human being wrote this book. And you feel that human being is talking directly to you. So give yourself a treat with a big side benefit.
You will be paid back many times over through better human relations and more satisfied customers.
Buy it on Amazon:Dale Carnegie was nothing but a huckstering sophist, and a very repulsive one at that. For those of you who may not know, Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People is a handbook on how to exploit friendship for the sake of financial and political gain/5.
T his is a book review of Dale Carnegie’s all time international classic How to Win Friends and Influence regardbouddhiste.com is a large review with the occasional diversion from the topic because I feel it is appropriate for this classic book. The original version of this .
How to Win Friends and Influence People was released that year and was rated by Time magazine in as one of their top one hundred books of all time. The sagacious investor, Warren Buffett, has only one diploma hanging in his office, his certificate of Dale Carnegie training.
Book review: “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie – Still a valuable guide Posted on: November 21, I first read “How to win friends and influence people” way back in .
How to Win Friends and Influence People was first published in , which to some people might mean that the content is dated. In a few places, you can detect some dated language and cultural references, but for the most part it is a non-issue; it’s quite easy to visualize every human interaction example given in the book in a modern context.
Dale Carnegie was a teacher of communication skills, and How To Win Friends & Influence People is a masterful piece of communication that is well worth studying. Dale Carnegie initially engages us in each chapter with questions and stories.
He states the principle for the chapter.