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How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Review

This classic has been around since the 1930s and is something everyone should read at least once, no matter what they do or what kind of lifestyle they have. Even though it was written in a time when the society was very different from what we know today, these core principles and suggestions found in this book are still the same. You will find Carnegie's work in the private collections of many successful people in all areas of the business world.  

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What is the book about? 

Dale Carnegie understood how to handle people on a very practical level. How to Win Friends & Influence People is a book that explains how to interact with other people in a way that will be beneficial for you, while also showing them respect and decency they deserve. You will learn how to improve your social skills, and how to use these skills as an asset to improve your professional and social life. Carnegie believed that his financial success was largely made possible by his social skills, and the way he treated his peers. Because of this, he had a network of very loyal people around him who respected him immensely and followed his lead. 

The book is very well written and Carnegie manages to push his point across clearly, in a fashion that is easy to understand. He goes over some very interesting topics and explains how you can achieve different results with different types of behavior. 

Why should you read it? 

What Carnegie described in How to Win Friends & Influence People is still very much relevant today no matter how much the times have changed. The core human psychology remains the same. This book will allow you to better understand people in your professional and personal life, and how you can establish healthy and successful relationships with them and gain their respect. For an entrepreneur, How to Win Friends & Influence People can really make an impact in their every day life. It's a book everyone should read not just once, but over and over again. 


In the business world, knowing how to properly interact with other people around you is as important as your knowledge of finance or market dynamics. This book as an easy read that will introduce you to some of the core concepts that are still relevant to this day. If you haven't read it, you need to. 

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