Dale Carnegie

Highly Recommended: When Winning Friends Goes Wrong

Highly Recommended: When Winning Friends Goes Wrong

By: Ryan Kelly

In the last edition of Highly Recommended, you learned about Dale Carnegie’s famous best-seller, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), which encourages certain attitudes and behaviors for achieving social aptitude. 

But does Carnegie’s advice hold up in the modern era? And if it does, are his steps to winning friends and influencing people even plausible?

Highly Recommended: How to Interest People and Make Them Like You Instantly

Highly Recommended: How to Interest People and Make Them Like You Instantly

By: Ryan Kelly

Excerpts from Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People

Pre-meds need help, and not just psychiatric help (though, let’s be honest, plenty of them do). To get into medical school, pre-meds need the help of influential people: professors, doctors, and even other student-group leaders. Pre-meds are often assertive and competitive people, but that’s not always enough to secure letters of recommendation, internships, or research positions.