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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,338 ratings  ·  158 reviews
Even 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
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 2nd 1990 by Pocket Books (first published 1955)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job, Dale Carnegie
Life is very much what we make it, and since most of us spend the greater part of our lives at work, it follows that we should be making the best of our working lives. This book demonstrates that anyone can achieve greater satisfaction in both their home life and their job by learning to integrate business, social and personal fulfilment. It includes - Seven ways to peace and happiness - Fundamental techniques for handling people - Ways to win
Jun 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Be yourself. Clean your table of papers. Concetrate to one problem solving. Solve your problem just now. Learn how to relax.Don't criticize, be honest and sincere, talk about what people want to listen ....
Don Snyder
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011_dtig
This book contains content blended from two Dale Carnegie books: "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and "How to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Life." I'd already read "How to Win Friends" less than a year ago, so the content was relatively fresh in my mind and it seemed like the majority of this book contains content from that volume. I really enjoy the pieces that were from "How to Stop Worrying" and I'll need to add that book to my list, because I would have liked to have more of it within ...more
Sarah Dorra
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Teaches you important things about life through simple, everyday stories.
Mayur Ramteke
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I'll give 4 stars because few of the things in this novel gets repeated with other novels authored by Dale like How to win friends and influence people, The leader in you, etc.

Coming to the content of the book, it's very palatable and easy to read and understand. This is like a practical handbook! Most of the incidents mentioned are the real one and helped Dale in his personal life.

After reading this book your life and job won't be changed from monotonous, boring movie into thrilling,

Jul 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Most of the content is from Dale Carnegie's 'How to Stop Worrying and Star Living' and 'How to Win Friends & Influence People'. If you have already read those two, I suggest you to skip this book.

But it's a short book and reading those anecdotes on famous people including Abraham Lincoln, one more time, can only help.
Ellie Cummins
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just really good, solid advice. I especially liked the first couple chapters about not imitating others. A lovely book to read when you want some encouraging reminders!
Sep 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-reads
This is actually quite good.
Aug 02, 2010 added it
wonderfulllll its really nice.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I read ‘How to win friends and influence people’ I found it really enlightening and understood why I had experienced a lot of problems socially due to my personality being too upfront and honest with my opinions. People like to feel they are right and that they know more than you do and unfortunately when you know a lot and you have a very good memory for useless information you find yourself unintentionally correcting people a lot of the time. Not from a place of believing that you are ...more
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dale's book is the masterpiece. One time reading is not enough to make it into practice. He is like my rich father who teaches me about how I can improve my leadership with people.
As I continue the book, I could see I have made many mistakes in addressing people. Sure, everyone doesn't like taking order, they like saving their face in public, being encouraged and empowered. I really appreciated people who have stayed and worked with me so far. Although I made many mistakes in leading them, they
Lane Dockstader
May 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Maybe if you don't like your job, you should change it! (smile) We all have those days, where we don't like the situation we are in. If we are in the right place as far as our job or circumstances, than maybe we need to look at the bright side of things, create a positive attitude, and go from there.
Dec 31, 2008 marked it as to-read
i need to learn how to love my job...
Arunayan Sharma
Not convinced about it.
Farhan Khalid
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: american, self-help, work
Dale Carnegie – the father of self-help

You are something new in this world. Be glad of it

Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not

Don’t ever criticize others

You can easily demotivate your people by criticizing. This hurts pride, crushes the ego and creates hatred

If criticizing is necessary, then the first talk of your weaknesses

If you know you’ve put in every effort, don’t let criticism affect you

Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead
Arjun D.D.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
As most of people do job for living, maximum number of people goes to their offices or workstations to work may be much industrious so that it payback more bucks which may fulfill their amenities and additional needs even though the job is not much interesting. If you ask why they should have to do these dull jobs they may bluntly shoot you these questions: “Who will pay my son’s education fees?” and “Who will pay the loan amount that my bank given to me to construct/buy my own house?” for these ...more
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Only if I had the choice of introducing a mandatory course in our school, college or unis or even at workplace, I would make learning to "live well with People" a mandatory course and Dale Carnnegie , the master trainer. Don't get confused with the silly titles of his books, no book has actually made me understand the human as good as that. It's highly recommended to all yo professional and executives out there who are genuinely interested in relationship management, in and outside the ...more
Kressel Housman
I previously read, though didn't finish, How to Win Friends and Influence People, so I knew I liked Dale Carnegie's casual writing style and very much agreed with his advice. But much of this book is made up of excerpts from How to Win Friends, so it was a bit redundant for me. I also questioned the advice more on this read than on my previous one, which is largely because of the advice of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office. I suppose some middle path between the books is the right balance. ...more
Nov 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is selections from How to Win Friends and Influence People and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. Basically the condensed versions in order to cash in on Dale Carnegie's popularity and as a quick introduction to some of the concepts. A bit dated in some of the ways things are presented, I'm more used to less verbiage from this sort of book, but otherwise quite readable.

Interesting view of how teaching other people well can reflect well on your work and home life.
Scott Martin Productions
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The crux of Dale’s message is that we should all discover who we are – and must become or remain that person. In his thinking, not being yourself is behind a great many neuroses, psychoses and complexes. The most miserable person is one who is longing to be something other than what and who they really are. This inevitably leads to the realisation that each person is unique, with their their own skillsets, needs and so on. A person must make the most of who they are and must develop more than ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great book that combines the lessons from the How to Win Friends and Start Influencing People & the How To Stop Worrying & Start Living book. The book really makes you think about how best to deal with people when you want certain outcomes. Always trying to look at things from that person's perspectives and ensuring they get what they want is key as why would someone be motivated for your own objectives vs. their own. Also, never criticizing people is a great one as even if ...more
Aditi Ojha
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Most of us do job for living, to fulfill our amenities and additional needs even though the job is not much interesting. If somebody asks us why we are doing these dull jobs, we may bluntly shoot these questions to them : “Who will pay our monthly expenses?” and “Who will pay the loan amount that my bank has given to me to construct/buy my own house?” Sometimes a work which we regard as not interesting may take 10 hours to complete rather than the actual time of 6 hours and the work that is ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english, non-fixi
All of us will facing a real work life environment. Where there's a lot of tiredness, complaining, worry and resentment. But in this chapter Dale Carnegie had told us how to banish boredom that produces all this kind of fatigue, worry and resentment which will produce uncomfortable feeling to do work.

Without we realize we always complaining lack of this and that but sometimes we didn't know that the other have nothing compare, to our life.

I love this one quote saying:
"I had the blues because I
B. Henry
I haven’t read any of the Dale Carnegie titles. However, I can say without doubt that the book was salvaged from his famous titles. The biggest proof is the mentioning of American singer “Stevie Wonder” in Chapter 9. Mr. Dale Carnegie had passed away in 1955 and Mr. Stevie Wonder was born in 1950. As such there is no way Mr. Carnegie could have predicted the future stardom of Mr. Stevie Wonder or his school days. Nevertheless, you can use this book as an introduction to Mr. Carnegie’s famous ...more
Saksham Shivam
The book is phenomenal in its own way.But if you have read two other books "How to win friends and influence people"and "How to stop worrying and start living'of dale Carnegie then you don't need to waste your time reading this book.Because this book is filled with the excerpts of the two book.This book can be used as a summary of the two books of dale Carnegie.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good book, as the other ones I've read from the author. It explains in a very positive way how to deal with several aspects of life and one's job. It's quite a useful book because it has lots of examples in which the reader will certainly identify himself, in order to transform (or try to) certain issues for the scope of having a better life.
Mudassar Hussain
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Well the fact is if you have read 'How to win friends and influence people' and 'How to stop worrying and start living'; both by Dale Carnegie you can skip readig this one.
The title was a bait that got me into this but most of the book was the repitition of the books I mentioned earler.
Nevertheless, it served as a reread of some important points I read earlier.
Michael David
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was obtained from Carnegie's two most popular books. It's a summary of sorts.

My major takeaway from this book is to prioritize to avoid procrastination, to enjoy what I've achieved, and to avoid criticism. Sometimes, I fail to realize that I've already achieved a lot by becoming a medical doctor. This book definitely puts things into perspective.
KarYan Lam
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I am disappointed that first half of the book is part of "How to win friends and influence people" , and second half of the book is "How to stop worrying and start living". Luckily I bought it from a warehouse sale.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, non-fiction
Nice selection from two great books, merged into one. I feared it would be redundant info, but some reminders were actually quite refreshing. It's a very easy read with lots of helpful advice, anecdotes and references to psychology and philosophy.
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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, ...more
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