Summary of How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People

Prentice Hall Press,
First Edition: 1956 more...

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How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People book summary
This classic guide to getting along with people still holds up after 50 years.


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9 Applicability

7 Innovation

7 Style


The world has changed so dramatically over the past half-century that many advice books from so long ago are no longer relevant, but Les Giblin’s relationship-oriented work seems likely to endure forever. The ideals he espoused in 1956 still represent the bedrock fundamentals for getting the most depth and satisfaction from your interpersonal connections. You’ll be impressed with Giblin’s grasp of human nature. What’s more, his advice is applicable in all areas of life. He is refreshingly upbeat and unfailingly positive. He clearly believes in humanity’s inherent goodness. getAbstract recommends his warm, sage counsel.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to make relationships work to your advantage;
  • How to become more attractive to others; and
  • How to capitalize on people’s innate desire to be liked.


People Who Need People
Success does not occur in a vacuum. Whether you are building a business or cultivating friendships, success depends on other people and how you treat them. Relationships are built on give-and-take. Trying to get the things you need while “giving other people what...
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About the Author

Les Giblin also wrote the bestseller Skill with People.

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