Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a timeless classic in the world of self-help. First published in 1936, this book has sold over 15 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. It is one of the best-selling books of all time. The reason for its success? This book gives readers practical advice about how to succeed in life by telling them how to win friends and influence people.
This book is an excellent read for anyone looking to improve their social skills. It covers all the basics from how to make friends, to how to deal with difficult people. The author shares his wisdom and experience in a way that is easy to understand and implement in your life. I would highly recommend this book for any person who wants better relationships at work, home or school.
It is natural for you to judge the book negatively from its title. But it is important to note that this book is the first of its kind. This was before the era of sensationalising Titles, just to increase the sale of the book. This one does exactly what it says it does. Even close to a hundred years of it being first published, this still remains a classic.
How to Win Friends and Influence People is split into four parts: The first part explores an individual’s inborn traits that make up their personality. The second part of the book focuses on how one can change these innate characteristics by changing thoughts, feelings, and actions. How we look at things shapes our attitude about them, as explained in part three. The last part of How to covers a set of public-speaking principles.
The book is written in an easy-to-read style with many anecdotes that are both funny and informative. Dale Carnegie patiently explains his points using examples from people working within ordinary professions such as teaching or automobile salesmanship. I really enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot about how to succeed in business and life. I have read this book at least three times so far and still enjoyed it every single time.
I would recommend How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie because it is an all-around enjoyable read that offers helpful advice on leadership as well as personal self-development at work, home, or school.