Book review questions for How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
Question 1 (10 points)
1. “I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. ………………………….. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish.”
a. What do you think the author means by this statement?
b. Explain a situation when you practiced this principle at work or in personal
Question 2 (10 points)
2.Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.
a. Have you faced this situation in your professional/personal life?
b. How would you have handled it differently using the principles from the book