Can You Be Revised & Still Win People Over?

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According to on-line Britannica's Dale Carnegie's Biography, if you are someone as famous as an American Writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, pubic speaking, and interpersonal skills and you die, your biography may be revised. After looking up Dale Carnegie and reading a few short paragraphs about one of the most successful authors in Business Leadership’s history, author of books, such as “How To Win Friends & Influence People, 1936, revised edition, 1981, How to Stop Worrying and Smart Living, 1948, revised by Dorothy Carnegie, 1984, and The Art of Public Speaking, 1915; Lincoln the Unknown, 1932, and Little-known Facts about Well-known People, 1934, you can be revised. It may interest you to know,  the article in Britannica on Dale Carnegie was revised:  

"This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy Tikkanen, Corrections Manager." 

As an avid reader and someone who enjoys doing research, critical thinking and journal writing, Dale Carnegie is important. Dale Carnegie was born in 1888 and died in 1955. For someone as influential as Dale Carnegie, he deserves the long version; not the short version of what he accomplished. Dale Carnegie’s books have been “time-tested,” and has influenced millions of business owners. Even though it's a fact, it is possible to sail without a rudder, many sailors about to embark on an adventure around the world, would want the best rudder money could buy and the best training possible. Dale Carnegie’s books have been the rudder guiding many to successful sales. His books have been studied and has inspired many with a positive persuasion and influence.

Other notable facts about Dale Carnegie not published on-line in Britannica include:

  • Worked with his brother on the family's farm

  • The brothers milked cows & fed pigs on their poor farm

  • Learned a lot from entertainers, the Chautauqua performers

  • Soldier, U.S. Army WW1

  • Helped many people overcome fear of public speaking

  • Taught night-school at the YMCA in New York

  • After the Army, he worked for a radio personality

  • “How to Win Friends & Influence People,” was a best seller during the Great Depression

  • In 1955 he was known as an International Guru of Public Speaking

"Most of the important things in the world have been
accomplished by people 
who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

---Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie did not take shortcuts. Thanks to Dale Carnegie, countless individuals learned to overcome fear, speak effectively, listen more carefully, valued diversity, motivated others to run successful teams or remain a self-employed business owner, make a profit, develop organizational and leadership skills, and to succeed by adapting to change working with integrity ---Patricia Feager  

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Comments (13)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - I remember reading a Carnegie biography when I was a child.  Of course, that was Andrew Carnegie.  My introduction to Dale Carnegie came later.  History and memory are subject to interpretation.  

Sep 22, 2021 08:25 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - it's always good to hear from you and to hear about the things you know. Have a nice day. 

Sep 22, 2021 10:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Patricia... no doubt that Dale Carnegie was a "giant" in his time... and his legacy continues to endure.

Sep 22, 2021 10:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - Dale Carnegie is a classic legend whose legacy and education is timeless. I really, truly appreciate your comment. Thank you 

Sep 22, 2021 11:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia oddly as famous as Dale Carnegie books are, and encouraged to be read I have not read one of them, which is something I should do.

Sep 22, 2021 12:08 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Make time to read a book by Dale Carnegie. You won't regret it. There's always time for Dale!

Sep 22, 2021 01:56 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for the reminder, and yes we did read this. way back when.  Wishing you a delightful evening. A

Sep 22, 2021 03:12 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - the book remains on my bookshelf. It was a surprise to me to learn the bio was shortened for such a prominent person who changed the way business is done after many successful generations. Wishing you a pleasant evening too!

Sep 22, 2021 05:25 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I would be willing to bet that even today in business schools, classes are taught on the principles he espoused so many years ago

Sep 24, 2021 04:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - I was happy to read your comment and  would bet on it too! Dale Carnegie was ahead of his times and many succeeded by following his teachings. He acquired valuable knowledge and shared it not only locally and in the United States but internally too. That's quite an accomplishment. Respectfully, he was one of a kind for the benefit of mankind. 

Sep 24, 2021 07:28 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Patricia, Dale Carnegie was one of the very first books given to me while in college working on a Communications Degree.  I remember  the book to this day and have probably gone back to read it several tiimes in those early years!  I have no fear of public speaking due to this man!  Loved his attitude and spirit for living.  Awesome man!

Sep 25, 2021 03:40 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker - I really appreciate your comment and how you became acquainted with this famous; yet humble man who changed many lives for the better. He may have started out in life as an ordinary kid but he did accompish extraordinary leadership and it spread like sunshine across the globe. He was a bright light. 

Sep 25, 2021 04:59 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Carnegie's most popular book was, indeed, a timeless classic. I do know that many people read and re-read that book. Perhaps with each revision, that's a signal to read it again!

I really don't remember much about his biographical details so, I really appreciate reading your post and being able it all together. It may be time for me to re-read the book too!

Sep 26, 2021 07:11 AM