How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

First things first, I purchased this book for one simple reason – I have a girl aged 10 & a boy aged 8. As I close in on 50, I realise that the control I think I once had was only a mirage, a dream of my youth now drifting idly as a memory flotsam. Life now compared to my 20’s and 30’s is more complex and much faster and so I needed some simple, practical ideas that I could develop in the hope of creating some semblance of household order in the few hours we have between school ending and sleep beginning. Written in short story style, this book presents a life that from the very first paragraph you know is attainable, but you also know it’s going to take an almighty shove to change the course you have been on and have perfected over many years of blind passage. There are many lessons in the book, some more relevant than others – but in view of my attempt to raise, with my wife, two human people, I have noted this quote as a great lesson that I need to learn and relearn on a daily basis.
“If there is any one secret to success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own” Henry Ford – wise words…
Now, children – Henry Ford has been on Skype and he said you have got to go to bed…

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