About: How to Win Friends & Influence People, 288 pages, is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie. There has been many editions published since the first edition published in 1981 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. This book is famous and there have been more than 15 million copies sold in over 75 years in print. There are other books written by this author, such as How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job, and others which I have yet to read.
My Experience: I started reading How to Win Friends & Influence People on 3/13/16 and finished it on 4/29/16. This is truly a remarkable book. So many great advices and real life examples. The author is very knowledgeable and many people he mentioned in this book may seem like a saint because they know how to manage people. This is a very easy self-help book to read and apply because it gives different examples on where and when to use the concepts. You can use the teachings at home, at work, and everyday life. Unlike other self-help books where they spend half the book telling you if you learned what the book has to offer then you will live a great life but doesn’t really tell you what it actually is or how to use it. If each person grow up reading this book, each person will be a good person, father, mother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, etc. I can almost imagine the good passed down from generations to generations if everyone follow the concepts of this book. If you read this whole book and couldn’t do all 23 tips, take one or two away with you is still good enough. It’s always better than nothing. This book should be read by everyone at least once because it will bring out a better you. I highly recommend this book. I am so amazed and surprised that I didn’t read it sooner.
Pro: a self-help book that actually help
I rate it 5 stars!
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from my boss’ boss and my opinions are honest.