How To Win Friends and Influence People

Category: Relationships
Author: Dale Carnegie
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by imp   2017-08-19
I would be wary of self improvement programs that charge money. I'm not sure what exactly you've looked into, but there's a lot of information out there for free or cheap.

I've spent a decent amount of time reading self-improvement books/blogs, and for me the stuff that made the most impact were things that were tailored to the problems I was having at the time.

Here's an overview of what I've read over the years that have helped me to some extent:

I Can Do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was:

Paul Graham's Essays:

How to Win Friends and Influence People:

Four Hour Work Week:

Randy Pausch, Time Management:


Steve Pavlina:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People (reading this now):

So I would say "it depends" on what you want out of life and where you are now. Self improvement is a life-long task and you will need advice that changes as you progress.

by georgieporgie   2017-08-19
Self-obsessed douchebag != extrovert

Socially unskilled != introvert

This may help:

by jnazario   2017-08-19
because so much of our power to influence things comes from our ability to interact with people:

"how to read a person like a book"

and the classic dale carnegie "how to win friends and influence people"