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Book Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People

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There was a time when I read an endless amount of Self help book and due to too much of quantity, my mind forgot to register its quality. Anyways, amongst all those books was 'How to win friends and Influence people' by Dale Carnegie . How to win friends and influence people' is a quite simple book mentioning different sub categories to cater to all aspects of much needed improvement. Whether it is 'How to win people' or 'ways to make people like you', it highlights those things which are necessary in today's enviroment for an individual to develop these habits and style. This is a very small book and very impressive. 'How to win friends and influence people' might not give you a 100% result, but it will definitely show you your faults and areas where improvements are needed. Some of the takeout from the book is as follows: Be Genuinely interested in other people : Sometime we are so busy in our own life that we forget even about those

Book Review: The Boss is not your friend

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The Boss is not your friend, then who is? After slogging for one and half years I changed my job to experience peace of mind but instead I got piece of mind, that's when I picked up this book from my brothers collection. The boss is not your friend, a handbook for Indian managers to survive all things organisational by Vijay Nair. The title itself is so interesting. I thought boss will be our friend and also mentor but when you enter the true politics of corporate world you will see the real world where your boss is really not your friend. The book is interestingly written. There are many witty dialogue and explanation of the things Happen in the organisation. The best one I liked is where author says that "HR in any organisation is like dementors in Harry Potter - Prisoner of Azkaban Book. They suck your happiness when you go near to them." The book also talks about different types of bosses, their nature and behaviour. Also it tells us how to tackle such