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How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Price: 3.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but slightly flawed philosophy, 23 Mar 2014
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The idea of this book is to always be nice to everyone because they will be nice to you; if you are negative to anyone it will come back to haunt you.

I take this idea with a pinch of salt. If you take this book literally and you follow it strictly, you run the risk of turning into a spineless pleaser. Basically, the book tells you not to stand firm for what you believe because you may rub people the wrong way.

So why have I given it four stars? Because what it does, it does very well. There is a core of truth in that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. It does an excellent job of making this case. I sincerely believe that you could end up with more friends if you do some of the things this book preaches.


Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To Book
Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To Book
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4.0 out of 5 stars The voice of experience, 19 Mar 2014
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When I studied Business at university, I read many academic books that advocate complicated theoretical models and theories but have limited practical applicability. This book is the opposite. It is hands-on advice from someone who used to be one of the best CEOs in the world. It is immediately applicable in everyday business life. The title is perhaps a bit cringe-worthy but that's easy to get over.

I thought his other book 'Straight from the gut' is even more impressive.


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