Sunday, January 23, 2005
BOOK: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Supposedly a business classic, I read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. 250 pages can be summed up in the section summary page. Not a complete waste because the stories he tells are interesting and perhaps will spark a desire to read more about the famous people/historical events mentioned. But it feels a little bit like the cult of Carnegie. Smile, send us money, and come back for another session.
* Don't criticize, comdemn or complain
* Give honest and sincere appreciation
* Arouse in the other person an eager want
Everything we are learning about training our dog Tender applies to people. Reward their good behavior.