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Book Review: "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

Updated: Jun 7

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie and published in 1936. The book provides practical advice on how to improve communication, build positive relationships, and become a more effective leader.

The book is divided into four parts, with each part covering a different aspect of interpersonal relationships. The first part focuses on techniques for handling people, such as avoiding criticism and giving sincere appreciation. The second part covers ways to make people like you, including being a good listener and showing genuine interest in others. The third part explores how to influence people without arousing resentment, through tactics like finding common ground and letting others feel like the idea is theirs. The fourth and final part discusses how to become a leader, by demonstrating leadership qualities and inspiring others to follow you.

Throughout the book, Carnegie uses numerous examples and anecdotes to illustrate his points, drawing on real-life experiences from business leaders, politicians, and everyday people. His advice is practical, straightforward, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting others.

Overall, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is a classic self-help book that has remained popular for nearly a century. Its principles have been applied in business, politics, and personal relationships, making it a valuable resource for anyone seeking to improve their communication skills and build positive relationships.


High school freshman Finley Lewis is a self-taught day trader, and the author of 9 Rules to Dominate Your Money and Learn What 67% Of Adults Don’t Know.

He writes about financial literacy for teens, aiming to fill the gap the education system leaves in preparing young people for success in later life.

Finley has been an investor for three years, beginning his journey at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. He has always been passionate about money and had the importance of managing and spending it wisely instilled in him at a young age. The more he learned, the more he noticed the shocking absence of financial literacy teaching in school, and he became determined to share his knowledge to help other teenagers.

Wise beyond his years, Finley recognizes that the key to building wealth is time, and he’s dedicated to making sure young people have the knowledge they need early enough to get a head start.

Finley is a straight-A student and spends half an hour a day watching Spanish TV in order to learn the language. He volunteers in the community and loves baking (just ask his friends about his chocolate chip cookies!).

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