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Dale Carnegie is the author of How To Win Friends and Influence People, one of the bestselling self-help books of all time.
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After his first marriage ended in divorce in 1931, Carnegie married Dorothy Price Vanderpool in 1944. She played a vital role in the expansion of the Dale Carnegie Institute, specifically helping the institute to develop courses and programs geared toward the emerging class of professional young women.
Carnegie died of Hodgkin's disease on November 1, 1955, at the age of 66.
A pioneer in the fields of adult education and self-improvement,
Carnegie's books and courses inspired an entire genre of nonfiction writing. Despite an explosion of newer self-help books written over recent decades, How to Win Friends and Influence People remains extraordinarily popular, still relevant and useful to professional men and women decades after its initial publishing. Since Carnegie's death, the Dale Carnegie Institute has continued to expand and is currently a highly respected business training firm operating in 75 countries. Although he wrote thousands of pages of books and gave hours upon hours of lectures, Carnegie's essential message on how to live a successful life can be summed up by his two most fundamental maxims: "Forget yourself; do things for others" and "Cooperate with the inevitable."
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