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Published: Mar 28 , 2019
Author: Ben Byth

So often we find people telling us they want to sweat every penny out of their opposition and get the deal done right on the other party’s limit position. Sometimes they themselves want to gain their place in the company’s hall of fame, typically they have been delegated the impossible task.

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Published: Mar 14 , 2019
Author: Ben Byth

Anyone can negotiate effectively when they have a lot of power. Our mettle is truly tested when we have a difficult position to get over the line, such as needing an unreasonable discount when we don’t have the luxury of being able to simply throw our weight around. Maybe we don’t have a lot of power, or perhaps we do but we value the ongoing relationship more highly than the transaction.

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Published: Jan 22 , 2019
Author: Ben Byth

An interesting discussion with my Uber driver led me to reflect on some of my more testing relationships. He said that both he and his wife had met with their daughter’s teacher. One felt the teacher was very difficult to deal with, the other said that the teacher was very cooperative...

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Why I Prefer Good Deals Over Perfect Ones

So often we find people telling us they want to sweat every penny out of their opposition and get the deal done right on the other party’s limit position. Sometimes they themselves want to gain their place in the company’s hall of fame, typically they have been delegated the impossible task.

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