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 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