Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie's perennial classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, presented here in its entirety.
For over 70 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this audiobook has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
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There is room at the top, when you know...How to Win Friends and Influence People.
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This book is amazing. It gives you examples of how people have managed different situations successfully and unsuccessfully. It explains the ways to influence people without being false but just being nice. I wish I had listed to this book 20 years ago. I have been captivated. I find myself unconsciously changing my behaviour, what a difference it has made when working with my staff or playing with my children.
Classics,contemporary fiction, Politics, Philosophy, Economics - a weekly eye on The New Yorker & The Guardian and dense word style/play.
It is important to say that Old Dale?s book does exactly what it says on the tin and really does work. However,read from the point of view as a work of narrative fiction, this book also functions perfectly well and is hugely enjoyable. It presents as a work of early twentieth century Americana as much as the novels of Scott Fitzgerald or Upton Sinclair and presents a picture of American Society and in particular American corporate life that will be very familiar to anyone who has either worked with or visited the United States. I kept returning time and time again to a mental picture of an American corporate mentor of mine ? comfortable in his late middle age with all the assumptions of middle class life and, no doubt, many of its frailities?and heard his voice speaking from within these pages. ?How to win friends? informs so much of American Literature ? John Updike and Richard Yates are two particular but not exclusive examples ? so the book also becomes a valuable work of reference to the modern American psyche and the cultural revolution that has and is taking place in that great country.
...but after reading this book I realise that most of my failings in business and personal life are easily-explained. Within a week I have already seen positive changes in my relationships with people. It can't be this easy can it?
But it just does, I've gone through life noticing the odd thing here and there and presuming great insight but only to find that Dale Carnegie has got there already.
I bought this thinking it would be a cheesy reminder of the way we used to do business, but I couldn't have been more wrong. It all makes perfect sense and resinates today in all walks of life.
Well worth a listen.
This is one of those books that you will hear people talking about and this is also one of those books that it took me 30 years to get round to reading. I wish that I had done so earlier. This book has greatly improved my outlook on life and I can handle situations in a far slicker and more helpful way than before. excellent book, I would recommend it to everyone.
I was attracted to the book as I wanted a better understanding of people for my job. I certainly didn't expect that it would change my whole approach to relationships, both Business and personal. Using the techniques suggested I have saved money, received more praise/thanks than I used to, improved both work and personal relationships, and have reduced my own frustration & stress. If people baffle you, or you don't get what you want from them - then read this book.
Foundation [for] business success
The books gives the reader an insight into how to handle all business situations, its a must read.
How to make friends and influence people, may not be the best name for the book as it implies the reader wants something, as if in the book they will learn some trick out how to manipulate people for person gain.
Instead the book explains in great detail how to handle every situation imaginable in such a way that it makes the other person genuinely feel good about themselves. It explains how to help others reach their full potential. It explains how to turn around negative situations to positive ones for the benefit of all around. It explains how to leave a room better off for having you in it.
If one can master the principles outlined in the book you will surely know how to make friends and influence people, you will also know how to add value to the people in encounter, and leave a lasting impression.
I am one of those people firmly against anything 'self-help' but even I cannot deny just how great this book was. Some of the advice is just common sense but it is put in such a simple and eloquent way that you can't help but love it.
Really great read. Will recommend to everyone
This book is inspirational and still as amazingly relevant today as when it was written about 80 years ago!
People skills are understated and this book helps you realise how important they really are.
You must listen to this book!
"The best book on human relation so far and by far"
Of course, I would. In spite of the misleading title, this book is not about the use of people. On the contrary, like Jesus said, the leader is the one who serves rather than the one who is served. The leader has a genuine interest in people. 18 years ago I went with my father, who had just received an important medal in Brazil from the Judicial system along with the President of the Supreme Court. My father could not speak two minutes with the President, while I who was by then just a student of law talked to him for more than one hour and was invited to spend two weeks in his private house. I just gave to the President of Justice of the Supreme Court what he craved: a sense of importance. I listened much more than I talked. I made several questions about things he liked to talk about, like volleyball, swimming pools, jokes. He treated me like I was the most important person there. I was the only one giving him a pleasant time. I did not ask a thing. But he filled me with offers. In my work place, I have never had a single problem with anyone for sixteen years, only because I speak with everybody, from the President of Brazil to the killers and thieves in the slums. I was kidnapped last year, and they kidnappers liked me so much that they wanted to return my car to rob another one. I decline such offer, because I knew that someone else might be killed for lack of interpersonal skills to deal with kidnappers. In the beginning, they wanted to kidnap my mother, to take me to rob a bank in another State. I smiled my way through all of that, using what I've learned in this book, the Tao and the Bible. This book can do wonders for you in every level of your life: with your mother-in-law, with your wife, with your children, boss, employees, etc. It is a simple yet profound guide to live among other human beings. Those lessons will be important two thousand years from now, like Jesus teachings are as valid today as they were long ago. You may not know the name of so and so, but that doesn't matter. Take way the lessons on how to deal with people, whatever your profession may be: it is going to be worthwhile. I guarantee.
Andrew Macmililan has a wonderful voice. He was the right man for the job. I only wish he had read more books than only the two written by this author.
Too many to remember. It is not a book to be only read. It is a book for action. It changes the way you deal with people. Every person should read at least once such book.
What you can do with what you learn from this book is so precious that it's price is insignificante. You may save your marriage. Have a much better relationship with your children. Be both respected and loved both by people that work over you and under you. This book helped me escape from six roberies and one kidnapping completely safe. There is no limit to what you can apply those lessons. You will be a wiser person, a person that most people will enjoy be around. This book opens a whole new other ways to use the lessons taught, in ways unthinkable to its author himself. You should give it to anyone you care about. It is not one of those cheap self-help books. It was written before this time. It simple to understand, didatic, taught step by step. Most of the things you will read or listen won't change your life as this book will.
"Truly life changing"
Truly life changing
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Each character that the author includes in his book. Andrew does a remarkable job performing a multitude of dialogues from a diverse range of characters.
I will listen to this book many more time over a lifetime because there are so many key principles to improving human relations and the over all quality of life for myself and others.
This book should be mandatory reading (or listening) for everyone. Please, I urge you, do not experience the rest of your life without gaining the insight that Dale Carnegie offers to you!
"Truely a classic that holds up well"
Yes! This book is a guide on human and business relations that is indispensable. It should be required reading in all business colleges.
there are not really caricatures as such.
He is a well modulated narrator. the music between sections is too heavy on the brass and high ranges.
the entire book moved me because it is truly a primmer on good relations between people in business and society.
This book really was a surprise. All current books on this topic are based from these principals. I got a bonus history lesson with all the references from the period the book was written.
That businesses and people from the era really are not that different than we are today.
We all really just want the same things.
No, I have not. but I will now.
My renewed interest in Abraham Lincoln.
Dont let the copyright date scare you away. I read the reviews and bought the book from those along.
haven't read the book. But audio was great.
I have cried enough already. That's why I got this book. I believed influencing was a scam, something inhuman, and against right to freedom. This book has given a new insight.
"How inspiring and delightful !"
The examples with the story is most useful
I have learned to be more thoughtful before I do or say
"Very useful information!"
This information in this book is incredibly helpful in learning how to create and maintain positive relationships with people in all areas of life.
"Much more than the title describes. Fantastic!"
All adults should learn these lessons! It's about how to get along with others on a day-to-day basis. If more people learned and applied these lessons, the world would be a better place to live. A must-read or listen! And the narrator has a great voice, too!
To put yourself in other people's shoes. By thinking through how the other person feels and thinks BEFORE talking to them about an issue, we will have a better understanding about how to approach them.
"Withstands the Test of Time"
I learned the tools to improve all of my relationships, both professional and private.
Andrew MacMillan is pleasant to listen to.
Tears welled-up when Andrew relayed the story about a father's realization he was over-criticizing his young son.
I wish I had read or listened to this book 20 years ago.
Before I read this, I thought it would be a
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