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Old 12-02-2016, 12:14 PM
 
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Didn't get inspired by "Wild" either.
Wild was a good read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The one thing I did find a bit amusing was the amount of women who have decided to start hiking the AT or PCT based on that book. Gilmore Girls even did a little thing where Lorelei left Luke to go do "Wild". I think for people who are truly inspired, they will find their own "Wild" instead of following Strayed's path.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:17 AM
 
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That explains why they were working at Borders instead of at a $250K per year sales job!
Because they feel better about telling the truth than conning people into buying junk they don't really need?
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:29 PM
 
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Dale Carnegie is considered pretty good and has helped a lot of people. However, nowadays, I'd agree that it may have developed into the equivalent of an unintentional racket. I don't believe that most are intended to prey on people, but I'm sure the publishers know that certain things will sell.


But although I haven't read Gladwell's books, I've read some of his articles, and I find him a smart, interesting guy.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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I am going to have to disagree on the whole genre is garbage. I think there are nuggets to take from many books. For example, Carnegie teaches that people love to talk about themselves, so engaging people, truly listening to them, and asking thoughtful questions about them and what they have said can make a great impact on your life. Not just professionally, but personally as well. You may already know this, so it is useless to you, but as a person who deals with the public on a daily basis, this is a skill many could and should use. So in that aspect, I think Carnegie is still relevant.
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