Dale Carnegie’s classic guide to interpersonal communication continues to this day as a cornerstone of personal and professional success. Originally published in 1936, How to Win Friends & Influence People remains one of the most popular self-help titles around, with over 15 million copies sold. The book provides readers with simple techniques for improving relationships both at home and at work.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people looking to improve their social and professional lives. It teaches basic communication skills that can be applied in a variety of situations.
- The book teaches people how to be successful in their personal and professional lives.
- It is a timeless classic that has been read by millions of people.
- The advice in the book is practical and easy to follow.
- Some of the advice is outdated
- The writing can be condescending at times
- It’s not always easy to apply the tips
Learn more about the author
Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends & Influence People, was born in 1888 and spent his early years on a Missouri farm. He didn’t start out as an expert on human relations; he started out as an actor. But when he was transferred to New York City during World War I, he began studying the art of public speaking at night school. From these studies came his first book: Public Speaking: The Art of Getting Your Point Across.
“The first time I read this book was in the late seventies. It had a profound effect on me and my dealings with others, especially customers.”
“I read this book years ago and it still has a lot of impact on the way I view communication. It’s definitely one of those books that you can read multiple times and get something new out of it each time.”
“This is the original, seminal work on interpersonal effectiveness and still one of the most highly regarded titles in its genre.”
“This is absolutely the best book on interpersonal skills that I have ever read. It’s well-written, timeless, and chock full of useful information.”