How to Win Friends and Influence People
Simon and Schuster, 1981 - 299 pages
Available for the first time ever in trade paperback, Dale Carnegie's enduring classic, the inspirational personal development guide that shows how to achieve lifelong success. One of the top-selling books of all time, "How to Win Friends Influence People" has sold more than 15 million copies in all its editions.
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So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my
approbation and lavish in my praise.” That is what Schwab did. But what do
average people do? The exact opposite. If they don't like a thing, they bawl out
replete with striking illustrations of the sheer witchery of praise. ... But his mother,
a poor peasant woman, put her arms about him and praised him and told him she
knew he could sing, she could already see an improvement, and she went ...
Some suggestions to accomplish this: PRINCIPLE 1 Begin with praise and
honest appreciation. PRINCIPLE 2 Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
PRINCIPLE 3 Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - evenlake - LibraryThing
I used to consider this book (before I read it) a how-to manual for sociopaths. It took me a long time to get around to reading it, partly because of its name. The title is a bit off-putting. It feels ... Read full review
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I can see why this book has been in print for over 70 years. It draws it huge success not only from the appealing title, but also from the very fundamental nature of the principles it lays out. I ... Read full review