How to Win Friends and Influence People is a book which was originally published in 1936. Even after eight decades, the lessons taught by Dale Carnegie are still as invaluable and relevant today as they were during the Great Depression. As the pioneer of personal skills development, Carnegie's advice has stood the test of time as the go-to reference for human relations. You would be hard-pressed to find a business convention that doesn't mention Mr. Carnegie's principles and the word "success" in the same sentence.
But this book is not just for business owners and entrepreneurs, anyone looking to improve their human relation skills will leave this reading with a greater sense of confidence. Not many other books evoke so many “aha!” moments from start to finish. Along with being packed with useful information, Carnegie’s conversational writing style welcomes a wide audience, and with over 15 million copies sold in almost every known written language, you might be one of the few people who haven’t used Carnegie’s advice to improve your work, relationship, and personal lives. Don’t be left behind.
Human relation skills are especially important for libertarian and conservative students who often find themselves having a difficult time communicating about the important issues, from health care to fiscal and foreign policy. If you have experience in activism, you understand this dilemma. This is why the libertarian and conservative movement must reevaluate the way they communicate and look for ways to more effectively influence people to their way of thinking, e.g., liberty and freedom. America’s future depends on it. If we are serious about changing minds and winning hearts, we need to look at Carnegie's principles of human relations as a cornerstone of our communication techniques.