11. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
A huge part of being successful is working well with other people. After all, no man (or woman) is an island. In order to build a successful business, please your boss, or have meaningful personal relationships, you need to get along well with people. Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People was written back in the 1940’s, but even to this very day, it is still a bestseller because it gives incredibly good advice generation after generation. If you need to do any public speaking, and you feel nervous, you might benefit from reading this. This is especially helpful for anyone who feels socially awkward, or has a hard time making friends. Many people have claimed that this book totally changed their lives for the better.