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Carnegie 20.3.11: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas.

Carnegie 20.3.11: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas. Pages 223 – 227 With Twitter, Instagram and Youtube – we live today in an age of showmanship and promotion.  Carnegie’s guidance from 100 years … Continue reading

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Carnegie 11.3.02: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 2 Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.” – A Sure Way of Making Enemies—and How to Avoid It

Pages 151 – 163 Carnegie 11.3.2, Pt 3 – PRINCIPLE 2 Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.” – A Sure Way of Making Enemies—and How to Avoid It Best Quote An adult to young Ben … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 11 – Dependent Events & Statistical Fluctuations

Dig deeper with the full Chapter-by-Chapter Review of The Goal. Chapter 11 starts with a rushed packing at home and a speedy trip to visit with Jonah at a NY Hotel.  In my first reading of The Goal, this was … Continue reading

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Carnegie 23.4.2: How to Win Friends and Influence People – How to Criticize—and Not Be Hated for It – PRINCIPLE 2 Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.

Pages 244 – 248 Carnegie has already covered mistakes very thoroughly earlier – “If you’re wrong, admit it.” Now he’s giving guidance on how to correct someone else’s mistakes – and he’s saying to be indirect. Since 2015 the phrase … Continue reading

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Global Water: How Big Was Barry?

In the 30 days since the first post regarding global fluids and volumes, several stories around the economic impact of liquids have emerged – but the dominant one right now in the US is around the impact of Hurricane Barry … Continue reading

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Carnegie 18.3.09: How to Win Friends and Influence People -PRINCIPLE 9 Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires – What Everybody Wants

Pages 208 – 216 Carnegie here builds off of earlier points – those around us have needs, and we must recognize those needs.  Sometimes, as with Principle 3, the need is for us to admit we are wrong.  For us … Continue reading

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Carnegie 13.3.04: PRINCIPLE 4 Begin in a friendly way – A Drop of Honey

Pages 172 – 181. It’s easy to imagine a brash reader having finished the previous chapter and covered “Principle 3: Admit it if you are wrong” setting forth in a blaze of glory.  While thinking to themselves, “They’ll just admit … Continue reading

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Carnegie 07.2.4: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 4 Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.- An Easy Way to Become a Good Conversationalist

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: Carnegie’s 3 “In a Nutshell Fundamental Techniques in Handling People”

Carnegie’s book begins with three fundamental techniques for handling people – 1/ don’t critize, 2/ give sincere appreciative, 3/ arouse an eager want. Part One: Fundamental Techniques in Handling People 1. If You Want to Gather Honey, Don’t Kick Over … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: Part 1, Ch 1 – PRINCIPLE 1 – “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.”

“If You Want to Gather Honey, Don’t Kick Over the Beehive” PRINCIPLE 1 Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Criticizing does not work and often makes people perform worse. Avoid it. Stop doing the wrong thing in your personal interactions – … Continue reading

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