Monday, March 2, 2015

Book #111: Charm, Manners, Leadership, Winning

Book #111: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, originally published in 1936.

Imagine it's the 1930s. Your parents have NO money, your education ended at 8th grade, and your only hope in getting ahead in this modern world is your own charm and cunning.

Also, imagine the economy is kind of in the tanks and depending on where you live, your farm might just blow away to Oz.

Now imagine someone hands you this book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. Snap. This is a great book  because it teaches charm and manners very simply and directly, and connects these intentional influential behaviors with life-changing,  winning outcomes.

Don't blurt things out. Ask people about themselves. Don't start arguments. Admit when you're wrong. Begin criticism with praise.

 Need I continue? Yes? No? Here are some screenshots.

If you haven't read this book, you should, otherwise you won't know if someone else is practicing their Dale Carnegie principles on YOU.