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For over 70 years the original and best-selling How to Win Friends & Influence People, written by world-renown lecturer Dale Carnegie, has been creating success stories. This essential guide on how to get to the top is now in an unabridged audiobook narrated by Andrew MacMillan. Follow in the footsteps of countless successful people who have read this book. Listen to the tips and techniques that will shape your future for the better. This book is crucial for anyone who feels they need a boost of confidence to achieve their personal and professional goals. Available now from Audible.

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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

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.

With this truly phenomenal audiobook, learn:

  • The six ways to make people like you
  • The twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
  • The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

    And much, much more!

    There is room at the top, when you know...How to Win Friends and Influence People.

  • ©1936 Dale Carnegie; 1981 Donna Dale Carnegie and Dorothy Carnegie, all rights reserved; 1964 renewed Donna Dale Carnegie and Dorothy Carnegie (P)1988 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. SOUNDIDEAS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Honestly, it's pretty hard going.

    I understand why people would rate this so highly - the concepts and principles could definitely help you influence people in and around the workplace... but I do feel like some of the 'stories' are outdated now.

    There are, what feels like, hundreds of stories to exemplify the principles, though they often sounded made up for the convenience of proving a point.

    I tried reading the book a few years ago but gave up half way through. The audiobook is easier to listen to, but it still (almost) became a chore to listen to - especially towards the end when some principles and examples were repeated.

    To summarise, I'd love for an updated version to be released - maybe using more modern and relevant examples, with a more enthused reader, and fewer 'stories' would be ideal.

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    timeless advice

    this book is timeless. it offers great insights and examples of human behaviour. the only criticsm would be that it mainly deals with office and business. otherwise a great suggestion from a friend

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    Wish I'd read this years ago

    I honestly do wish I had read this years ago! Every parent, teacher, manager, supervisor- in fact every human being should read this book. I wonder how many relationships would have been saved if I had read this book as a young adult.

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    Read every 10 years for an optimal life

    I read this originally well over 30 years ago, and it is one of the books that has profoundly influenced my life. The essence is simply the golden rule: Do as to others as you would be done by. In a world where every one is (whether we like to admit it or not) out for themselves, it is still optimal to be loving and co-operative if you understand that life is essentially win-win: we gain ourselves by giving to others what they most want. And if they only give us back 80% of what they get, we are still both better off, because a lot of what we want (recognition, respect, affection) is FREE. So once this 'enlightened self-interest' gets a hold, out of the crooked stuff that man is made of, we find...we can all be happy! Read it, DC explains it better than I do.

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    Life changing

    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.

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    True Classic

    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.

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    A MUST read...

    The language is somewhat dated and some of the examples are quite amusing! It's rather difficult to see how such a book could work in such a cynical world!!

    However, it does!

    It's a great book - I'm on my second listen...

    You can take one or more of the 15ish principles to change how you work/play with people.

    I've already started to use some of the principles and I've seen rewards, especially in recognising good the work I see staff doing.

    It's NOT rocket science. It's all basic pysychology, but it's well written(and well spoken!).

    Give it a try!!

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    Can't be derivative so the rest must be

    A good listen and advocates being principal centred, honest and supportive with people. Stephen Covey went on to develop this further with his 7 habits. I can't advocate being dishonest and telling people want they want to hear even if it is wrong but we can all learn from this. We also have to recognise that this won't work all the time.

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    Excellent

    Everyone should read this book - parents and children, managers and employees. Excellent and enjoyable.

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    Better than reading the book

    I really enjoyed listening to this and managed to listen to it all in over a few weeks.

    The readers voice is warm and engaging and the advice went in.

    I enjoyed the book but definitely prefer the audio version.

    Highly recommend.

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