Born on November 24, 1888 in Maryville, Missouri, DALE CARNEGIE was a farmer’s son who completed his education from the StateTeachers College in Warrensburg. As a sales representative, Carnegie worked for Armour & Company for a considerable time, until he quit sales in 1911 to pursue his dream of becoming a lecturer. He also attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York but did not earn much success as an actor. As an author, some of his published works include Abraham Lincoln’s biography, titled, Lincoln the Unknown, self-help books like How to Win Friends and Influence People and Little Known Facts About Well Known People to name a few. He has also co-authored several books on the art of public speaking.