DAP Acquisitions Shares a Recent Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People

DAP Acquisitions Shares a Recent Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People

New reads are always open to be shared at DAP Acquisitions. “I recently was able to finish a read written by Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People. It’s amazing because it’s a pretty old book but still makes sense to this day,” says Ryan Pearson, managing director of DAP Acquisitions. It’s one of the first and best-selling self-help books ever to be published. It has sold millions of copies all over the world and was named as one of the 100 most influential books. What makes this book great though? The book discusses 3 important principles such as: the importance of avoiding critics and working with people that have logic. Carnegie also talks about the importance of good character and self-control.


“Among all of this the best thing that he mentions is principle 2. It’s the importance of honesty and sincerity. Dale talks about the importance of ending our own thinking and desires to follow through with focus on good qualities,” says Ryan Pearson of DAP Acquisitions. The third principle talks about influencing other, but not in a vindictive way or selfish way. It’s important to be expressive and show concern but the other person needs to willingly understand that and come up with ideas on their own.


A recent article writes, “The book’s concepts aren’t the only way to go about socializing. I’d think of them more as options, or items you have in your toolbox. For example, with certain people, in certain situations, being a good listener and speaking about the other person’s interests may go a long way.  At other times it may not work quite so magically. Occasionally you really may be able to make a friend by doing the opposite of what the book suggests and talking about yourself and trying to get the other person interested in you. Sure, that approach can backfire a lot of times, but sometimes it does work. In some circumstances, it may be best to avoid confrontation. In others, the wisest course of action may be to act more hard-nosed and assertive. There are all kinds of ways to do well with people, as long as your approach is well matched to your audience and you carry it out skillfully.”


“This is important because at DAP Acquisitions we need to understand the importance of praise and honesty. For example, if someone makes a mistake — instead of calling them out tell them with another method so they actually understand their mistake. This can be done in various ways. Dale’s main objective is to show that anything can be fixed and he explains the importance of asking questions as well,” says Ryan Pearson of DAP Acquisitions. In other words, things that matter and have skill are to be implied rather than traits of bad character in the professional and personal world.