How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first bestselling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1937, it has sold 15 million copies globally.
Classic guide-book with an apt/fitting title.
It will assist with what it promises too, yet the entire ‘vibe’ of the book feels a little like it’s a manual to get what one wants from other human beings in a self-serving manner. Perhaps that was a little too harsh and judgemental, however that’s what it felt like while I was reading it.
If you read one book make it this
After the first chapter it changed my life, after finishing this book I feel like a more empathetic and emotionally stronger man.
I used to despise people now I understand them, now I can relate to them. Thank you Dale Carnegie.
Timeless but without much strategy
Overall it's a must read but I found that there was little advice on strategies for following through on its advice. It is aimed rather at making you aware but not guiding you towards anything.
The points it raises are mostly common sense and more widely practiced nowadays I feel, but others are timeless and very useful to keep in mind.
The stories of others are fun but sometimes too plentiful, making some chapters go on for too long about a simple point.
It certainly is full of good advice though, and after you read it, a list of the points from throughout the book are all you will most likely need to keep them in mind moving forward.
Grab a copy but there are better success strategy books out there if that's what you're after.