those courses today. Until his death in 1955 he constantly improved and revised the course itself to make it applicable to the evolving needs of an every-growing public. No one was more sensitive to the changing currents of present-day life than Dale Carnegie. He constantly improved and refined his methods of teaching;
he updated his book on Effective Speaking several
times. Had he lived longer, he himself would have revised How to Win Friends and Influence People to better
reflect the changes that have taken place in the world since the thirties.
Many of the names of prominent people in the book,
well known at the time of first publication, are no longer recognized by many of today’s readers. Certain examples and phrases seem as quaint and dated in our social
climate as those in a Victorian novel. The important message and overall impact of the book is weakened to that