Analysis Of Dale Carnegie 's Book On Win Friends And Influence People

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What can a man use to gain friends and influence people? Dale Carnegie, in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, outlines in four parts and within each part many chapters on exactly what one would do to gain friends and influence others into your own way of thinking. The book seemed dull but, on the contrary, farther along through the book the reader gets they will see the importance. The book in of itself is very convicting not a section of that book stands without notes and most saying “I need to work on this” or something of this affect. Overall dale Carnegie’s book outlines the most difficult aspects of one’s relationships then explains what steps should be taken to mend or create relationships. Carnage also demonstrates…show more content…
Lincoln, in the white house, turned on Mrs. Grant like a tigress and shouted, “How dare you be seated in my presence until I invite you!” (Carnegie, 1936, pg.22) What happened to them? History’s best known heroes and stars who were most liked where even unkind and selfish. They, more than likely, after their conflicts, pleaded for forgiveness. Which is easier? Being rude and asking for forgiveness, or doing your best to be kind. Dale, as stated above, explains various ways of persuading people. I see is form of influencing people as manipulation, he uses an example of William Lyon Phelps, a professor of literature at Yale, explaining his time at his aunts home when a man came over and, knowing Phelps enjoyed boats began a discussion with him about such topic. The man left and Phelps thoroughly enjoyed him, his aunt then informed that he was but a New York Lawyer and had no interest in boats, his question then “Why then did he talk all the time about boats” (Carnegie, 1936, pg.100) she then replied, Because he is a gentleman. He saw you were interested in boats, surrounded by police officers. Dale goes on to say, “Crowley didn’t blame himself for anything.”(Carnegie, 1936, pg.4) Al Capone, the most and he talked about the things he knew would interest and please you. He made himself agreeable.” (Carnegie, 1936, pg.100) Roosevelt once said, “the royal road to a

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