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How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Book - 2009
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Carnegie's classic bestseller--an inspirational personal-development guide that shows how to achieve lifelong success--is now in a newly packaged edition, the first hardcover release of this classic since 1981.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009, c1936.
Edition: Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781897384558
9780671027032
9781439167342
1439167346
1897384556
Call Number: 158 CARNEGIE
SELF DEVELOPMENT
Characteristics: xxviii, 291 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Success.
Persuasion (Psychology)
Leadership.
Business communication.
Self-help techniques.

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chloetsehy
Jan 21, 2021

This book explores 37 ways to gain popularity and influence among your peers. 5 main categories, namely the basic ways to maintain an interpersonal relationship, how to make someone like you, how to make someone think from your perspective, how to change others, and how to have a happy family. I think this book teaches readers how to slow down and think about your actions when you're living in such a fast-paced world, and by doing that you can improve your interpersonal skills. Even though the book is fairly old, the social skills it discussed are still relevant in our times. It is a great book if you're looking for a book to teach you about the fundamental skills of leadership. Despite some people saying that this book teaches you how to manipulate people, I think "manipulation" is just a badly phrased way to say "communication." in order to be successful in influencing people, you have to make them listen to your point of view and understand it.

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mikidodge
Jan 04, 2021

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 15, 2020

How To Win Friends And Influence People is an old but still relevant book on boosting your social skills. This is a book that Warren Buffet himself recommends every person should read. The book lists many steps to make and keep friends, make people feel important, and of course influence people. This book is almost like a book of laws, because each chapter clearly states the do’s and dont’s in meeting people. Tips like “always avoid arguments”, and “let the other person do the main deal of talking” are a snippet of the laws he summarizes and supports throughout this book. The only downside to this book is that there are many, many laws written which get hard to remember. Other than that, I feel like this book gave dramatic changes to the methods I take to win friends. I rate this book 4/5. @UniquePerspective of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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candlesticktroughs
Sep 15, 2019

"How to fool others into taking a ride on the trip yer on."

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lunabookworm55
Jun 25, 2019

Most of it seems a bit harmful, as I spend most of my life avoiding conflict and not giving much criticism to others, and it takes a mental toll on you sometimes.

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Penguinreader101
May 19, 2019

Basically "be nice"... not very helpful, stuff like "smile", "see in other's shoes" and "apologize when you make a mistake asap". It's just simple stuff and kind of expected without any psychology type details written to it. It's all very surfaced and not worth "studying" the book. Maybe a brief read but kind of disappointing.

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GillDLewis
Aug 25, 2018

I have read and read this book numerous times throughout the years. It has timeless wisdom. We should all be made to read this as we go through life. Excellent book.

ajax_6_0 Jun 21, 2018

Incredibly insightful book full of good advice.

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elb3001
Sep 01, 2016

I really enjoyed this book because even if some of it is a bit dated it is timeless advise for dealing with people. I actually like the "old school" feel of the writing and stories.

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kevinw55
Apr 13, 2016

Good book

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