Best Books on Success by Dale Carnegie


How to Win Friends & Influence PeopleOne of the best known motivational books in history: Since it was released in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Carnegie’s first book is timeless and appeals equally to business audiences, self-help audiences, and general readers alike..

Proven advice for success in life: Carnegie believed that most successes come from an ability to communicate effectively rather than from brilliant insights. His book teaches these skills by showing readers how to value others and make them feel appreciated rather than manipulated. .

As relevant as ever before: In the age of Steven Covey and Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure. The original edition was published in response to the Great Depression, and this fresh hardcover edition will appeal now more than ever to readers wanting tried and true advice on how to deal with a depressed economy. Readers can learn how to get the job they want, improve the job they have, and make the best of any situation.

How to Stop Worrying and Start LivingLearn how to break the worry habit — Now and forever!

With Dale Carnegie’s timeless advice in hand, more than six million people have learned how to eliminate debilitating fear and worry from their lives and to embrace a worry-free future. In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today. It is a book packed with lessons that will last a lifetime and make that lifetime happier!


  • Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately
  • Reduce financial worries
  • Avoid fatigue — and keep looking young
  • Add one hour a day to your waking life
  • Find yourself and be yourself — remember there is no one else on earth like you!

Fascinating to read and easy to apply, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and life-changing ideas. There’s no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active life!

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective SpeakingThis book has 14 chapters of examples and insight into public speaking. The author, who taught public speaking at seminars for 40 years, has learned a lot and communicates his ideals well in written form. I really envy those who had a chance to listen to his public speeches. That is the weakest part of this book, which the author admits. It doesn’t matter how much you read about speaking, you have to go out and do it, or you can’t get better.

With that noted, this book does a great job at describing the speaking process. It starts by reviewing “the basics” and then divides his book into the special potential needs of its readers. At its core, this book tries to address the fears of its readers. It appear that public speaking strikes fear into more people, then anything else. If you are scared, you can’t think well or express yourself clearly. Thus, if you can conquer your fear, you are on your way to giving a great speech.

“Quick” discusses three things to do. First, be prepared. You can’t talk intelligently about any topic, if you don’t understand it. Second, try to speak to your interests. The more you care about something, the more interesting will be your speech. Third, remember your audience. Even if you love __________ (fill in the blank), you need to understand that your audience may not. Since, no speech is effective if you lose your audience, you have to remember their needs.

The other thing “Quick” does is give you good tips. Don’t try to use them all at once. My advise, pick the one, or two you like the best and work on them. Once you perfect them, or decide you don’t like them, try something else. For example, I like “Quick’s” suggestions of using names when you tell a story. “Imagine a hero with no name” who would remember him? Well, if you want to use an example with people, give them names, it makes it easier for your audience to relate to them.

This is this book’s strongest foundation, the colorful examples and the author ability to relate to his readers through them. He quotes famous people like Lincoln and Julius Ceaser repeatedly. He also cites more ordinary people to show how real people have good insights into life.

Overall, the examples and the organization are interesting and add to its strength. “Quick” is a good book, a good “primer” for new speakers. I don’t think more experienced speakers will enjoy it as much, but there is enough here to please most people who want to improve their speaking skill, novice or expert.

Lincoln the UnknownI first read this book in early 1994. It left a lasting impression on me. The account of Abraham Lincoln’s life is remarkably written by Dale Carnegie. This is not the story about the Lincoln that we learned about in school. Lincoln used his life struggles and applied them to his life to make him one of the greatest Presidents. Mr. Carnegie goes deep into the background to bring us a story of a young man and the trials that he went through to get to the White House. We can see the problems that Lincoln had while in the office of President. It would be hard to imagine what this country would be like if Lincoln had not been President because his foresight about this country and what he wanted to accomplish was remarkable. For example, the conflicts with staff and generals of the armies made Lincoln sometimes judge himself harshly.

This book should be read by anyone who has an interest in Political Science or just wants to know more about the President. This is a very interesting book that I found hard to put down. I have read this many times and I cherish each moment that I spend reading the book.

– Michael D. Foster

How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People By Public SpeakingThis book will show you how to overcome the natural fear of public speaking and even learn to enjoy it. Drawing on Dale Carnegie’s years of experience as a business trainer, this practical book will help you to become a successful speaker. His invaluable advice includes ways to:

* Develop poise

* Gain self-confidence

* Improve your memory

* Make your meaning clear

* Begin and end a talk effectively

* Interest and charm your audience

* Improve your diction

* Win an argument without making enemies

Dale Carnegie’s methods have helped millions of people worldwide. Make sure you have the advantage, and make them work for you too.

The Leader in YouThe Leader In You, coauthors Stuart R. Levine and Michael A. Crom apply the famed organization’s time-tested human relations principles to demonstrate how anyone, regardless of his or her job, can harness creativity and enthusiasm to work more productively — 1990s style.

With insights from leading figures in the corporate, entertainment, sports, academic, and political arenas — and encompassing interviews and advice from such eminent authorities as Lee Iacocca and Margaret Thatcher — this comprehensive, step-by-step guide includes strategies to help you:

  • Identify your leadership strengths
  • Achieve your goals and increase your self-confidence
  • Eliminate an “us vs. them” mentality
  • Become a team player and strengthen cooperation among associates
  • Balance work and leisure
  • Control your worries and energize your life

And much more!

The most important investment you will ever make is in yourself — once you discover the key that unlocks The Leader In You.

How To Enjoy Your Life And Your JobEven if you love your work, you probably have days when almost nothing goes right. Bestselling author Dale Carnegie shows you how to make every day more exciting and rewarding — how you can get more done, and have more fun doing it. Dale Carnegie’s time-tested advice will help you to:

  • Make other people feel important — and do it sincerely
  • Avoid unnecessary tension — save your energy for important duties
  • Get people to say yes — immediately
  • Turn routine tasks into stimulating opportunities
  • Spot a sure-fire way of making enemies — and avoid it
  • Smile in the face of criticism — you’ve done your very best!

How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job will help you create a new approach to life and people and discover talents you never knew you had. Dale Carnegie can help you get the most out of yourself — all the time. Start developing your innate strengths and abilities — start enriching your life TODAY!

The Art of Public SpeakingThe best way to become a confident, effective public speaker, according to the authors of this landmark book, is simply to do it. Practice, practice, practice. And while you’re at it, assume the positive. Have something to say. Forget the self. Cast out fear. Be absorbed by your subject. And most importantly, expect success

By far the leading speech textbook of our time, The Art of Public Speaking has defined the art of being the best for more than 10 million students and instructors. Whether a novice or an experienced speaker, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas’ clear explanations of classical and contemporary theory and thorough coverage of practical applications.

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About Dale Carnegie:

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnagey until 1922 and possibly somewhat later) (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936, a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln, titled Lincoln the Unknown, as well as several other books.

Carnegie was an early proponent of what is now called responsibility assumption, although this only appears minutely in his written work. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people’s behavior by changing one’s reaction to them.




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