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Good self help book for all.

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Extremely effective and massive influence..

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Hi! I am Sonielyn from Phlippines. I really don't have passion in reading books then one day my friend Sasha bought a book and introduce it to me and this was How to Win Friends and Influence People. I stopped for the first half pages of the book because that was the time when me and my friend, Sasha will about to separate ways because we are already graduating from college. Then, after a month I bought mine and start reading it again on the first page. So I thought that this was some kinda common, to know friends, we can make friends anytime we can influence people everywhere but I was mistaken. Now, when I read that book I fell like there's something urging me to continue reading and then after days of reading it seems like it changes some of my negative attitudes towards people. I merely listen to others opinions, suggestions and etc., I am a person who is very stubborn when it come to listening to others perspective. Each day me and my brother came up with a fight because of some misunderstandings. I quarrel with my boyfriend sometimes because I want this to be done etc., I don't listen to what he suggests. I always believe what am I saying is right and that's what I stand for and I don't see others viewpoint. That's what my realizations were the time I was reading that book. As time passed by I didn't noticed that I was already applying these principles. when my boyfriend came and meet me up, he has a problem that time, I really listen to every words he utter, every facial expression I show, every gestures I act is one of the signs that I'm listening. I just listened, ask him questions in a proper transition and show him that I really care. We spent hours of talking and our relationship became more closer with each other. After that when we went home, he said I REALLY APPRECIATED WHAT YOU DID TONIGHT, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING. That really changed me. It was my first time to hear that from a person. I feel appreciation. I feel overwhelmed. Same also as what I applied to my brother, I listened to him and I always looked at his own point of view. From the time it happened, I'm no longer the old one but now I am changed person and I do listen to other persons opinions, suggestions and perspectives without arousing resentment. THANK YOU SO MUCH DALE CARNEGIE:) 

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It is about how to be a good friend rather than manipulating people as the title may suggest

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I found the title of this book highly off-putting, as if it were some sort of mind control trick. It isn't. It's a life-changing book about how to interact with people. It helped me break out of my lifelong introversion and learn to enjoy people. Highly recommended.

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Wish I had been taught the principles of this book starting in first grade, and every year with more in-depth details.

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I believe the majority of the techniques recommended by Dale carnegie in this book would be more at home in North America; to me the book brings to mind strongly the character Ned Ryerson in the movie Groundhog Day who hounds Bill Murray's character Phil Connors into buying life insurance. That's not to say that there is nothing to learn in this book, for British people in the 21st century (this book was written in 1936) you just have to take what he says, add a moderate dose of conservatism and use what you feel comfortable with. Having said that I believe I can spot a phoney enquiry into my health a mile off so it would be more worthwhile in my opinion to learn to foster a genuine interest in other people and then rest will follow naturally. 

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One of the best how-to books I have read. It is very practical and useful. Plenty of examples and explanations. Good book for everyone who want to be a good friend/colleagues/leaders for people around yourself.

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This book was written almost seventy years ago and still the principles and strategies that are laid forth for enhancing people skills are spot on. If reading this book doesn't help you deal with people than you have no hope.

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