If you have not read this book by now, log off you computer, drive to your local book store and pick it up. “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie is a must read for every business professional.
The coolest thing about this book which is explained in the foreword is that it was not produced for commercial gain, rather it was the result of over 10 years of research on business professionals. Consequently it is rife with fundamental truths that govern our behaviors.
I also enjoyed the structure of each thought. It is very much a point by point read that can be used as reference tool as much as it can be enjoyed as a book.
I pick up my copy while I was perusing through a book store one day and noticed it fit my purchase algorithm;
My algorithm for purchasing a book
- Have I heard people reference this title before? (Implies other people liked it)
- Are there more than one copy of the book currently on the shelf?(Implies that it is a commonly sold item)
- Was it published more than 5 years ago?(Implies value)
If the answer to all of these questions is yes than I have just found a recourse to add to my collection.
How to win friends and influence people will change your life. It is pertinent not only in business but in all of your relationships. I would love to hear what others think about the book. Have you been able to put its principles into action?