Win friends, influence people, read books

Occasionally, we like to remind you of books that are still just as important today as when they were first released. Author Dale Carnegie, born in poverty, became an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. This groundbreaking book was first published in 1936, was a massive bestseller that still remains popular today and is still considered one of the best books on business and life skills. This has been a defining book in countless people’s lives, businesses, and communities— even in our own lives!

Two of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people’s behavior by changing your own behavior toward them, and that you can take any situation and make it work for you!

Dale Carnegie’s truly timeless advice has helped numerous people over the decades achieve success in both their business and personal lives.

“How to Win Friends &Influence People” will teach you things like Fundamental Techniques in Handling People, Six Ways to Make People Like You, How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking, and Being a Leader – How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment.

Through applying these principles, many have built greater self-confidence, strengthen their people skills, enhanced communication skills, developed leadership skills, improved their attitude, and (perhaps most importantly) reduced their stress.

And Carnegie’s words are still powerful today:

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Any time is a good time for his timeless wisdom!


Ed and Cynthia Lynn Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.


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