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Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie (spelling Carnagey) until c. 1922; November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) is vooral bekend geworden van het boek How to Win Friends and influence people. 


Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books.

One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's behavior towards them.

1915: Art of Public Speaking, with Joseph Berg Esenwein.
1920: Public Speaking: the Standard Course of the United Y. M. C. A. Schools.
1926: Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men. Later editions and updates changed the name of the book several times: Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1937 revised),How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking (1956) and Public Speaking for Success (2005).
1932: Lincoln the Unknown.
1934: Little Known Facts About Well Known People.
1936: How to Win Friends and Influence People.
1937: Five Minute Biographies.
1944: Dale Carnegie's Biographical round-up.
1948: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
1959: Dale Carnegie's Scrapbook: a Treasury of the Wisdom of the Ages. A selection of Dale Carnegie's writings edited by Dorothy Carnegie.
1962: The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking. (by Dorothy Carnegie, based upon Dale Carnegie's own notes and ideas)