How to Lose Friends and Hinder Success - Video Presentation by Alfred DeRose

Sound advice is timeless. Whether it’s from ancient philosophers or self-improvement gurus, words of wisdom can almost always be put into action, no matter when they were written.

One of the earliest works of self-improvement came from American writer and lecturer David Carnegie. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, has had a steady impact on readers since it was first published in 1936.

In his presentation, Salsita Project Manager Alfred DeRose goes through Carnegie’s four main sections and explains how they can be applied both personally and professionally. As Alfred points out, some of these tactics are common sense. Whether you are aware of them or not, they’re still a great reminder on why we should be illuminating our own interpersonal communication blind spots.

Alfred DeRose is a Project Manager originally from Chicago, IL. His technical skills and ambition for all-around clear communication make him the ideal manager for any IT-related project. When he’s not motivating his teams or conducting daily stand-ups, you can find him rooting for his beloved Cubbies or singing any number of classic rock standards.


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