Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People

For the latest installment of our illustrated business book series, we’re throwing it back to a classic.


Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

It’s safe to call How to Win Friends and Influence People a classic (not to mention one of Ivanka’s favorites). Dale Carnegie’s book was first published sixty years ago, and his advice has stood the test of time. Carnegie had an incredible understanding of the way people work—how we think and feel, how we perceive the world around us—and he argues in his book that this understanding is the key to success. He takes concepts of behavior and psychology, and turns them into practical, tactical tips. His words of wisdom will make you more persuasive, more confident and a better leader, at work and in all aspects of your life.