Dale Carnegie

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Dale Carnegie
Born Dale Breckenridge (Harbison) Carnagey
24 November 1888(1888-11-24)
Maryville, Nodaway Co., Missouri
Died 1 November 1955 (66)
Forest Hills, Queens, New York
Noted work(s) How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)

Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888 - November 1, 1955), also known as Dale Breckenridge Carnagey,[i] was an American salesman and self-help lecturer, most well-known for his 1936 book How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Selected Bibliography

  • Carnegie, Dale (1922), Public Speaking: the Standard Course of the United Y.M.C.A. Schools, New York: Association Press 
  • Carnegie, Dale (1932), Lincoln, the Unknown, New York: Century Co. 
  • Carnegie, Dale (1934), Little Known Facts About Well Known People, New York: Blue Ribbon Books 
  • Carnegie, Dale (1936), How To Win Friends and Influence People, New York: Simon and Schuster 
  • Carnegie, Dale (1937), Public Speaking And Influencing Men In Business, New York: Association Press 


  1. Carnagey changed the spelling of his surname in 1922 to Carnegie, bringing it in line with the familial name of the late Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), famed steel magnate and philanthropist, who had died some years earlier. In late 1929 into early 1930, a quote attributed to Dale Carnegie's System, regarding Andrew Carnegie, was published in many American newspapers: "Andrew Carnegie, when he was 33 years old, drew up a plan for the remainder of his life. It was found among his private papers after his death. He figured then that in two more years he would have an annual income of $50,000. About $1,000 a week. Enough for a Scotchman to retire on. So he proposed to turn his back forever on the smoke and grime of the steel mills. But by the time two years had passed, dollars were falling about his as thick as raindrops in a July cloudburst. He was on the road to making millions. Scores of them. The lure was too dazzling; the game too fascinating. He kept on."