How To Win Friends And Influence People (Book Review)

Thu Sep 6, 2007 6:10:23 am by Dustin
Filed under Dealing with People, General, Household, Tools and Tricks, a little about life

Full Title: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
ISBN: 0671027034
Get it cheap.

Summary: The title of this book explains everything which is this book more concisely than I could ever do. Either way, here are some more words to back it up. Carnegie uses anecdotal evidence to show how to explain your opinion without tell people what to do, know everybody and have them follow you everywhere, get people to do whatever it is you need them to do without asking – just to name a few – and 27 other life lessons to explain his point of achieving interpersonal relationship success. These lessons were primarily designed for use in the business world, but even Carnegie states they should be used elsewhere, everywhere, and often.

What I thought: The 30 gems which are called chapters within this book cannot be overlooked. Anybody who deals with any person other than herself needs to read this book. I am pretty sure that is all of us – unless you live in a cave. If you care even the slightest about truly influencing people or just being respectful of the needs around you, pick up this book.


  1. Jeff

    Sometimes I wonder if we have the exact same reading list. But it appears you are a few books ahead of me.

    I’m glad you liked the book. Hopefully, I will too.