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Summary

How to Win Friends and Influence People is the most popular self-help guide on the market. First published in 1936, it's always been on a best-seller list and is constantly updated to keep it relevant.   

The lessons inside its pages will change your mindset when it comes to dealing with other people, whether you want to simply expand your friendship group or if your main goal is to become a better leader.  

Learn how to listen better, learn from others, and, most importantly, get people to do what you want them to!  

This guide will give you: 

  • Chapter summaries detailing the core principles the author wants you to understand  
  • The history behind the book  
  • Information about the author  
  • Links to further reading

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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Life changing.

This book covers a wide range of topics such as how to motivate people, how to win them to your way of thinking, but also covers small and often overlooked things such as the importance of remembering someone's name

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Perfect summary.

This is an entertaining and engaging book which not only is well written, but also has direct application to life and relationship building.

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Best in my Knowledge.

I came into this book with some level of apprehension; the title sounds so manipulative that it is almost off putting. However it was so highly recommended that I knew I needed to try it, and boy was I glad I did.

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Nice book.

This book gets a perfect rating because if you stick to the principles outlined, you never really need to read another book on influence and relations.

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Great helpful.

Everything in this book was good I enjoyed listening the book although sometimes dry at times you learn a lot. The principles that this book outlines are things that I see myself coming back too and relistening from time to time.

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A bit too brief

It needs more elaboration and examples. The chapters in the book are also numbered differently to how they appear on the screen which is confusing. If you skip all the background ect the summary is probably 30 to 40 mins long. Good time save comapred to the full book.

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common sense,but good to hear out loud

When you finish this book you realise you already knew all that but hearing it outloud just mskes you more confident.

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  • endures jacob
  • 22-06-18

Changes Perception on Social Interactions

I suggest this book every once in a while. This will definitely help you communicate better so you can win people over, ethically. A great book for someone looking to improve their social skills.

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  • David Romero
  • 16-08-18

Quick and Easy

I wanted to get an overview of the classic book. With such an affordable price, I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-18

Excellent narration, Calming voice

The stories made me smile, the lessons made me consider, and the structure made me delighted to continue. Buy this book if you're interested in understanding how to accomplish your goals. If you're more interested in being right, it may not be for you.

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  • Amber R Holmes
  • 19-07-20

only about an hour listen and very impactful

this book was only about an hour listen and very impactful. narrator slightly robotic, however still entertaining

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  • Sihle Sithole
  • 28-08-19

I have won friends

this is an incredible book if you need to treat people the way you would like to be treated.

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  • AdaManda
  • 26-08-19

Summary leaves something missing.

So the book was great and I thought I'd get this summary, as a helpful reminder of all the points to learn.
But this reading was unusual, it left something lacking, I found the narrator a little mechanical and my mind
wandering off. Also, different chapters have different narrators (or if its the same person, she has a different tempo on different lessons.. which make it seem out of place)
Also, the summary is not good at reinforcing WHY you should or should not do something.
There's probably a good summary for the book out there.. but this is not it.. keep looking

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-19

Good Story but need depth in conveying.

Good Story could've been told with a little more depth, seems like some robot and not human reading it though.

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  • William Coyne
  • 17-05-19

Mixed narration quality

Much of the reading lacks a smooth rhythm and there are a few editing mistakes and mispronounced words, but there are some random well-read chapters thrown in too (the difference in quality is dramatic). I can't complain too much based on the extremely low price. It did the job. I've read the full book before and just wanted a summary.

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  • Ajwalls0224
  • 26-02-19

the narrator is a robot and almost put me to sleep

she doesn't sound natural at all. like Microsoft speech was narrating the title. really bad

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-18

Excellent narration

This book has a lot of real life situations and solutions for any type of work environment you may be in. I don't think it matters what you're job is, this book will have great advice on how to actually enjoy the work

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