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How to win friends and influence people was written by Dale Carnegie in 1936. I found this book when I started working on my self improvements. (You can also start with this self improvement guide by Inspired N.) I realized that I should work to improve my relationships. And How to win friends and influence people was one of the most influential books in American history.
It’s too inspiring to know that over 30 million copies have been sold. And it’s still influencing people. Although in the other book “How to talk to anyone” Leil Lowndes claimed that Dale Carnegie couldn’t tell practices that really work in all the fields of life. I personally believe that Leil Lowndes is right. But I think that one who has to start improving relationships must read “How to win friends and influence people” because the antique fundamentals of making friends can easily be understood by the book.
The book is the most suitable one for you if,
- You want to learn to deal with the people
- You want to improve your relationships at home and at work
If this is the matter that you want to explore then it’s one of the finest books that you can ever read. A few most effective techniques that are mentioned in the book are,
- Be genuinely interested in other people
- Be a good listener
- Use the power of your smile
- Discuss what the other one wants to discuss.
Actually, when I applied the techniques it helped me a lot to be an influential person in my society. At last, I would love to share a few of my favorite quotes from the book.
“Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.”
― Dale Carnegie
“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
― Dale Carnegie
You can also read a few more good friends quotes here.
Author of this book review is:
Junaid Raza is a motivational writer and speaker who speaks on personal success, relationships and making money.