Dale Carnegie was popularly known for his public speaking courses and the groundbreaking book in the personal development industry, “How To Win Friends And Influence People.”
Carnegie was a writer, a lecturer and also a famous course developer in the self-help industry. He was born in 1922, started his career in selling correspondence courses to ranchers. After that, he moved on to selling soap, bacon, and lard for Armour & Company, which he then became the national sales leader for the firm in Nebraska.
In 1912, Carnegie started crafting his own public speaking course and was then become famous. He even rented the Carnegie Hall for his lectures and courses, which was a full house. He published his first book, Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men in 1926, and followed by a few more titles. And in 1936, when Simon & Schuster published How to Win Friends and Influence People, it quickly became a bestseller and shot Carnegie to stardom.
By the time when Carnegie passed away in 1955, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages; there were also 450,000 graduates from the Dale Carnegie Institute. In his lifetime, he has written and published numerous popular books such as How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Little Known Facts About Well Known People and Lincoln, the Unknown.
In 2011, How To Win Friends and Influence People was named #19 in 100 most influential books by Time Magazine. When the book was originally published in 1936, it quickly reached the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for two straight years, making it one of the most successful books in the American history. The Library of Congress in America ranked the book as the seventh most influential book in the American history. Besides that, the book also became 11th highest selling non-fiction book on Amazon of all time.