Navigating Human Relationships Successfully

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Over the next few months, I will be publishing 30 individual posts reviewing and briefly summarizing the 30 principles in How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I read this book in 1989, the year I graduated from Baylor University. I believe it had a very meaningful impact on the way I approach relationships today…family, friends, business, even strangers.

In fact, I definitely attribute part of what has made NarraSoft a success to the lessons I learned from this book 28 years ago. Some who read my post today may not have heard of this book…though I really hope this is not the case. Some of you may have heard of it, but never took the time to read it…I encourage you to read my upcoming posts or better yet, skip my posts and read the book. And others may have read it a long time ago, but now dismiss its tenets as trite and dated…they are anything but. To those, I hope you give it a second consideration. You will be glad you did! And if you are from a country outside of the US, it is very likely you have already had the opportunity to read this book in your own native language, since it has been translated into over 30 languages and distributed throughout 85 countries.

I hope you decide to join me as together we refresh our memories of this helpful text in productively navigating the intricacies of human relationships. At the end of the day, I am undertaking this project as a way for me to reacquaint myself with these 30 principles. I am also eager to share these principles with NarraSoft’s 60 employees in a meaningful way. And hopefully I can help others discover the value of How to Win Friends and Influence People. Please join me and let me know what you think…and please share your stories and comments.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post!

Phil Bartos

Phil Bartos has worked extensively in the management consulting and IT/BPO outsourcing industries for Fortune 500 companies including: Accenture, Computer Sciences Corporation, TELUS and Siemens Corporation. Phil’s experience in the offshore outsourcing industry has included operations in the Philippines, India, Thailand, Russia, Mexico and Mercosur. Phil was an early adopter and pioneer entering the Philippine market in 2003; when it was still a small yet burgeoning offshore geography. In 2009, he launched NarraSoft and today serves as its President and CEO. Phil serves on the board of directors of the NC Museum of Life and Science, a globally renowned institution. He graduated from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing. If you have any question or comments, please feel free to contact Phil at