“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by D.Carnegie

Posted in August 7, 2018 by

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I like reading good books related to topics like psychology, religion, coaching, self-development, and computer science books. In the books category, I share with you my opinion and thoughts about books I read that I think are good to share with you, that I recommend you to read, just because these are very valuable books.

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This is a book I recommend reading about self-development and human relationships. As Dale Carnegie wrote in “How to Win Friends and Influence People” people had to wait for few millennials until writing work would come to light about human relationships, how to communicate and how to maintain friendships especially in business conditions. He meant that before his work there was none of writing works about that stuff, literally.

This business and self-development book teach you how to prosper good and live peacefully with people.

I think the Bible can be considered as a work that tells people how to live together. It tells that but not directly, in plain words like Dale’s book. In the Bible, you have to find a meaning of the written word, sometimes very obvious meaning. In Dale’s work you have everything on the plate but more in business context just because this is less or more business book.

The title says all. Dale uses more examples from life than academic language. Explain how proper communication works between two players who play in a non-zero-sum game. To have win-win result Dale suggests following a few rules, even simple tricks, something so simple like smiling.

Sometimes you don’t have to do anything just except listening new business partner story to close that sale as Dale suggests.


Improvements that everyone can do written in the recommended book may seem even obvious but many people don’t apply them to everyday life. Probably it is because many people never thought that remembering someone’s full name might be important or never thought how they can improve that area of life till they read that book. I was that person too.

To sum up I have to admit that “How to Win Friends and Influence People” was one of the most important books I read in my life along with “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale and the Gospel in Bible.

Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People

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