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In this day of self-help mania, it’s hard to know where to start. Everywhere you turn there’s another book being released by a motivational speaker. It’s time to get back to basics, and the best way to do that is to go to the father of self-help himself - Dale Carnegie. This compilation of the best of his classics could be re-titled "Dale Carnegie’s Greatest Hits." It is packed with anecdotes of how famous and not-so-famous people through the ages have hit tough situations in life and overcome them. Although some of the language is dated - Carnegie wrote much the material in the 1930’s - the situations he portrays are not limited to any era. You will be encouraged to know that you, too, can be happy, popular and organized. getAbstract recommends this book to anyone who works with people in any capacity; it could drastically change how you approach your life and the people around you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to turn a difficult situation to your advantage;
  • How to get people to do as you want, and like it;
  • How to elicit agreement; and
  • How to make people like and respect you.

About the Author

Dale Carnegie was a legendary teacher, author and lecturer during the first half of the twentieth century. He leaves a legacy of a worldwide training program for businesspeople in all fields. He authored How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. More than 50 million copies of Mr. Carnegie’s books have been printed in 38 different languages.



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    Ashish Agarwal 5 months ago
    Honestly, one is getting bored of the self-help books in such reading challenges one after the other. Being put together by the good folks of getAbstract, based in the happiest country of the world, I have been hoping for a cheery book to read in this challenge rather than such morbid books that seem to prove that we are inadequate the way we are.
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      Karen Londo 5 months ago
      hello Ashish, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you don’t like the summary choices, we will Keep your feedback in mind for the next challenge.
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    Brian Wrest 5 months ago
    Worth re-reading the timeless advice from Carnegie. Great summary and even better reminder!
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    Mario Montenegro 5 months ago
    Another great reading! It is - again - a thing of balance, and to use de common sense to hear more from others rather than make them listen from you. Thank you for the golden rules the book shares that are solid gold! #StayOnTrack #getAbstract
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    Martin de Urgoiti 12 months ago
    Be good to yourself and to others :-)
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    Reena Shelar 6 years ago
    This summary is really helpful . After reading the abstract I wish to buy this book .
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    Erica Rauzin 7 years ago
    For non-Swedish speaking readers, Kid Lundberg's comment is:

    "I have read some [similar] books and titles several times in courses I took in Sweden in the mid-70s. For example, Dr. Carnegie wrote about how one can overcome anxiety and problems through self-confidence and positive, creative thinking."

    Thanks for your comment, Kid, and I hope we've understood it correctly. Your comment emphasizes to those of us who work in the editorial department here at getAbstract how important it is to include classic business literature in our library. Thank you and we're glad you found this abstract useful. For your information, our library has other Carnegie titles, including The 5 Essential People Skills and How to Win Friends and Influence People, as well as two good biographies about Carnegie. We also have other positive motivational books by Norman Vincent Peale and John Maxwell, among others. Enjoy!
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      Erica Rauzin 7 years ago
      (To Kid, courtesy of Google Translate:) Tack för din kommentar, Kid, och jag hoppas att vi har förstått det rätt. Din kommentar betonar att de av oss som arbetar i redaktionen här på getAbstract hur viktigt det är att inkludera klassiska affärer litteratur i vårt bibliotek. Tack och vi är glada att du hittat detta abstrakta användbart. För din information har vårt bibliotek andra Carnegie titlar, bland annat The 5 Essential människor färdigheter och hur man vinner vänner och bli inflytelserik, samt två bra biografier om Carnegie. Vi har också andra positiva motiverande böcker av Norman Vincent Peale och John Maxwell, bland annat. Njut!
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    kid lundberb 7 years ago
    vissa böcker samt titlar har jag läst-kurser ca 1970 talet i sverge flera gånger behöver lite kompliment-positivt kreativ inriktning dr carnegies tex.hur man över vinner bekymmer och problem ungefär.

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