On My
Bookshelf

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

SYNOPSIS

How to Win Friends and Influence People is the most successful motivational book of all time. Dale Carnegie’s time-tested advice will enable you to manage personal relationships more effectively, and show you how to:

  • Communicate with diplomacy and tact
  • Make people like you
  • Increase your ability to get things done
  • Become a more persuasive communicator
  • Be a more effective leader

Celebrating over seventy years in print, this remains the first and best book of its kind, and the only book you need on the road to success.

Synopsis from back of book.

WHY I LOVE IT

At its heart, *How to Win Friends and Influence People* is a book about being a better human being. It’s about connecting with people, all kinds of people — even those you typically wouldn’t see eye-to-eye with.

It’s also a book about leadership. Carnegie’s time-tested solutions for showing people you care are deeply rooted in psychology. First published in the 1920s, it remains just as relevant today, because the psychological principles that constitute the human psyche are slow to change.

This book has helped me get through many uncomfortable conversations with relative ease. It has helped me to guide would could have been bad situations into positive outcomes.

While its writing style may be slightly outdated for some people, it’s easy to follow and a vital book for everyone’s reading list. I’m convinced that if everyone read this book, the world would be a better place.