Archive for July, 2011
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a self-help mega classic. It's fame is so enormous that far more people have heard of the book than read it - as it often the way with really famous books. I came to read it because of my recent interest in the notion of intimacy and the way that concept is perceived in modern times. I wanted to know how the notion of intimacy was portrayed in one of the most influential texts on how to get along with other people.
There is a narrative hidden underneath the emergent social networking phenomenon. It’s a story about our fundamental psychological reality and our absolute potential as a species. Thousands of pundits are trying to tell it – but none of us really knows how to craft a narrative so epic in scope. With the release of Google [...]