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Published: Jan 07 , 2019
Author: Simon Letchford

Ever been lied to at the negotiation table? We’ve all heard people say things that we suspect might be untrue (“We have three other viable bids”, “Your proposal is the most expensive” or that old chestnut “That’s my final offer”). It’s certainly true that some people lie in negotiations, with the goal of shifting the power balance in their favor...

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Published: Dec 03 , 2018
Author: Alain Smith

Guess what’s coming? Not difficult, really! John Lewis has released its new ad, the shops are full of tinsel and advent calendars, even Slade must be ready for their annual cheque for the never-grows-old “Merry Christmas Everyone”. That must be brilliant - writing a Christmas hit that is, not being an ageing Rock Star from the 70s. Although that said, the Stones look alright on it...

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Published: Sep 20 , 2018
Author: Tyler Hall

Most of us likely won’t have an opportunity to negotiate with Donald Trump, but what an experience that would be! Some of us do negotiate with organisations that are Trump-like, though. Trump has a lot of power as leader of the USA and we have industries that have a lot of power through monopoly or oligopoly. If you are involved in these types of negotiations you could apply similar principles as those one might use negotiating with Trump.

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Published: Jun 06 , 2018
Author: Alain Smith

What a great question. And one I was asked recently by a client who was interested in figuring out a metric by which they could measure deals to figure out if they were good or not. I am sure in the past we have all sat back as the ink begins to dry on the contract, and wondered if the deal was a good one, could we have pushed a bit harder, conceded a little less, got a bit more volume or a longer deal, did we really need to piss off the other side quite so much, or could we have pissed them off a bit more without damaging the long term...

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Ever been lied to at the negotiation table? We’ve all heard people say things that we suspect might be untrue (“We have three other viable bids”, “Your proposal is the most expensive” or that old chestnut “That’s my final offer”). It’s certainly true that some people lie in negotiations, with the goal of shifting the power balance in their favor...

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