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Be a good listener, remember names, and network, and you might find success the Dale Carnegie way. Dale Carnegie & Associates, started by the author of the 1936 bestseller "How to Win Friends and Influence People," teaches sales, teamwork, and public-speaking skills. The company, founded in 1912, runs courses and franchisees operate offices in more than 75 countries. Dale Carnegie's enduring self-improvement and job skills message has reached some 7 million people, who have completed training courses and seminars over the years. The company, which boasts a training staff of more than 2,700, offers multilingual courses for individuals and custom-made programs for corporations such as AT&T, Coca-Cola, and BASF.
together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, retail stores, direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, resellers, and value-added resellers. In addition, it sells various third-party Macintosh, iPhone, and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and various other accessories and peripherals through its online and retail stores, and digital content and applications through the iTunes Store. The company sells its products to consumer, small and mid-sized business, education, enterprise, government, and creative customers. As of September 26, 2009, it had 273 retail stores, including 217 stores in the United States and 56 stores internationally. The company, formerly known as Apple Computer, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.