I read it as a recommendation to improve communication effectiveness in my work. I have to say that the title scared me at the beginning (making friends?) but it's easy to read and the examples provided, though a little bit sales oriented and old-fashioned, give you good hints of how humans perceive the information either wrong or write with a minor change of approach. Worth reading and trying to map to your daily interactions with colleagues, bossess and people who report to you....Continua
I took me more than 2 months in order to finish this book. At the beginning I was re-reading the chapters I already read but with time I stop doing it and as with every book that is not literature it took me really a LOT of time in order to finish it.
I will recommend because even it points out usual behaviors sometimes I have been caught thinking so that's why that person behave like that....Continua
The book is very good but is not worth reading. It is better you download a synopsis from the internet.
Why? Because the book is no more then a list of advices.
This book has been written in 1936 and if it's still on print there must be a reason. Somehow, it could be considered the grandfather of all the "self-improvement" books - especially aimed at organizational behaviors. It's basically well written commonsense, enriched with many examples from biographies of famous people. In fact one of the reason of interest for reading it now lies exactly in the fact that it has been written almost 80 years ago....Continua
usually, i'm very suspicious of books with this kind of title. i don't believe you can 'win' friends by any trick. however, the book was recommended to me by several persons so i decided to give it a try.
i liked the book very much and though it dates back from 1936, the stories and examples are still appealing. rather than a set of tricks, the book talks about how to improve your human relationships (and hence i find the title a bit a misnomer). the book contains so many advises that it takes time to absorb, but the real challenge is to bring a couple of suggestions into practise.
it's a book that i would recommend to anybody.