How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie
life reading

How to Win Friends and Influence People is book about things that we all know deep down there but need to be reminded of from time to time. The point the book is trying to convey boils down to simple observation: life is easier if you are making it easier for other people too. By appreciating, smiling, choosing the right words, not criticising, and taking other person’s needs into consideration.

In full honesty, I skipped a few pages here and there because the lesson of each chapter was conveyed by multiple examples and one was often enough to understand what is the author trying to say. The book isn’t groundbreaking in any way, the examples and stories are slightly historical, but the overall tone is heartwarming and the takeaways are true to the heart.


  1. Fundamental techniques in handling people
  1. How to make people like you
  1. How to win people to your way of thinking
  1. Be a leader


Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
ISBN10: 1439167346
ISBN13: 9781439167342