How To Win Friends and Influence People was written in 1936, and it is still atop many best seller lists. This shows the staying power that this book has had, and how its lessons are applicable no matter what generation it is.
The title of the book can make it sound kind of shady and immoral; however, this is not actually the case. The point of the book is not to teach you how to use underhanded techniques to get people do things for you; instead, it is more about how you can treat people nicer and with more respect so that they will go the extra mile for you.
I think that if everyone followed the lessons in this book, the world would be a better place. While a lot of this book relates to the workplace or business, the lessons do transfer to real life as well. Carnegie gives short pieces of advice alongside a personal anecdote demonstrating the advice’s effectiveness.
The writing is simple, and the book is easy to comprehend. It is also relatively short, so you can keep rereading it every year or so to refresh your memory. It is a great book to read because it reinforce ideas that may seem like common sense, but that you often forget or neglect on a daily basis.
How to Win Friends and Influence People Recommendation Rating: 4.5
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!