Bargaining with the Devil

Author: Robert Mnookin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416583645
Release Date: 2010-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

The art of negotiation—from one of the country’s most eminent practitioners and the Chair of the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. One of the country’s most eminent practitioners of the art and science of negotiation offers practical advice for the most challenging conflicts—when you are facing an adversary you don’t trust, who may harm you, or who you may even feel is evil. This lively, informative, emotionally compelling book identifies the tools one needs to make wise decisions about life’s most challenging conflicts.

Bargaining with the Devil

Author: Robert H. Mnookin
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781921844454
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Conflict management

In an age of terror, national leaders face this sort of question every day. Should we negotiate with the Taliban? Iran? North Korea? What about terrorist groups holding hostages? In private disputes, you may face devils of your own. A business partner has betrayed you and now wants to negotiate a better deal. Your marriage is ending and your spouse is making extortionist demands. A business competitor has stolen your intellectual property. Your sister is fighting you over an inheritance. In cases such as these, you feel outraged. Your gut tells you to fight it out in court. But when facing a devil — anyone you perceive as a harmful adversary — it may make more sense to negotiate rather than fight, says Robert Mnookin, the internationally renowned leader in the art of negotiation. How do you decide? In Bargaining with the Devil, Mnookin provides tools for confronting adversaries of all kinds. Using eight conflicts drawn from history (including fascinating examples such as Churchill's approach to Hitler, and Nelson Mandela's response to South Africa's apartheid regime), as well as his own professional experience, he offers a framework that applies equally to international conflicts and everyday life. 'There is no easy, categorical answer,' Mnookin warns. 'Sometimes you should bargain with the Devil and other times you should refuse.' The challenge lies in making wise decisions in particular circumstances. This book shows you how.

Bargaining with the Devil

Author: Robert Mnookin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1416583335
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

One of the country’s most eminent practitioners of the art and science of negotiation offers practical advice for the most challenging conflicts—when you are facing an adversary you don’t trust, who may harm you, or who you may even feel is evil. This lively, informative, emotionally compelling book identifies the tools one needs to make wise decisions about life’s most challenging conflicts.

Beyond Winning

Author: Robert H. Mnookin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674504103
Release Date: 2004-04-15
Genre: Law

Conflict is inevitable, in both deals and disputes. Yet when clients call in the lawyers to haggle over who gets how much of the pie, traditional hard-bargaining tactics can lead to ruin. Too often, deals blow up, cases don't settle, relationships fall apart, justice is delayed. Beyond Winning charts a way out of our current crisis of confidence in the legal system. It offers a fresh look at negotiation, aimed at helping lawyers turn disputes into deals, and deals into better deals, through practical, tough-minded problem-solving techniques.

Negotiating on Behalf of Others

Author: Robert H. Mnookin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452221342
Release Date: 1999-10-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Negotiating onBehalf of Others explores current negotiation theory, providing a framework for understanding the complexity of negotiating for others. Negotiation agents are broadly defined to include legislators, diplomats, salepersons, lawyers, committe chairs -- in fact anyone who represents others in negotiation. Leading figures in the field examine the following areas in depth: labour-management relations; international diplomacy; sports agents; legislative process; and agency law The book concludes with suggestions for future research and specific advice for practitioners.

Good for You Great for Me

Author: Lawrence Susskind
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610394260
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

You've read the classic on win-win negotiating, Getting to Yes … but so have they, the folks you are now negotiating with. How can you get a leg up … and win? “Win-win” negotiation is an appealing idea on an intellectual level: Find the best way to convince the other side to accept a mutually beneficial outcome, and then everyone gets their fair share. The reality, though, is that people want more than their fair share; they want to win. Tell your boss that you've concocted a deal that gets your company a piece of the pie, and the reaction is likely to be: “Maybe we need to find someone harder-nosed than you who knows how to win. We want the whole pie, not just a slice.” However, to return to an earlier era before “win-win” negotiation was in fashion and seek simply to dominate or bully opponents into submission would be a step in the wrong direction—and a public relations disaster. By showing how to win at win-win negotiating, Lawrence Susskind provides the operational advice you need to satisfy the interests of your back table—the people to whom you report. He also shows you how to deal with irrational people, whose vocabulary seems limited to “no,” or with the proverbial 900-pound gorilla. He explains how to find trades that create much more value than either you or your opponent thought possible. His brilliant concept of “the trading zone”—the space where you can create deals that are “good for them but great for you,” while still maintaining trust and keeping relationships intact—is a fresh way to re-think your approach to negotiating. The outcome is often the best of both possible worlds: You claim a disproportionate share of the value you've created while your opponents still look good to the people to whom they report. Whether the venue is business, a family dispute, international relations, or a tradeoff that has to be made between the environment and jobs, Susskind provides a breakthrough in how to both think about, and engage in, productive negotiations.

Negotiating the Impossible

Author: Deepak Malhotra
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626566989
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Some negotiations are easy. Others are more difficult. And then there are situations that seem completely hopeless. Conflict is escalating, people are getting aggressive, and no one is willing to back down. And to top it off, you have little power or other resources to work with. Harvard professor and negotiation adviser Deepak Malhotra shows how to defuse even the most potentially explosive situations and to find success when things seem impossible. Malhotra identifies three broad approaches for breaking deadlocks and resolving conflicts, and draws out scores of actionable lessons using behind-the-scenes stories of fascinating real-life negotiations, including drafting of the US Constitution, resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis, ending bitter disputes in the NFL and NHL, and beating the odds in complex business situations. But he also shows how these same principles and tactics can be applied in everyday life, whether you are making corporate deals, negotiating job offers, resolving business disputes, tackling obstacles in personal relationships, or even negotiating with children. As Malhotra reminds us, regardless of the context or which issues are on the table, negotiation is always, fundamentally, about human interaction. No matter how high the stakes or how protracted the dispute, the object of negotiation is to engage with other human beings in a way that leads to better understandings and agreements. The principles and strategies in this book will help you do this more effectively in every situation.

Never Split the Difference

Author: Chris Voss
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062407818
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

Negotiating Life

Author: J. Salacuse
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137318749
Release Date: 2013-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A complement to the successful The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, 2003), Salacuse's new work is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand look at negotiation in everyday life. Drawing from his extensive experience around the world, Salacuse applies such large-scale examples as the Arab-Israeli conflicts or those in Berlin and shows us how to use such strategies in our own lives, from family and home life, to business and the workplace, even to our own thoughts as we negotiate compromises and agreement with ourselves.Arguing that life is really a series of negotiations, deal making, and diplomacy, Salacuse gives readers the tools to make the most of any situation.

Getting Past No

Author: William Ury
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553371314
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers advice on how to negotiate with difficult people, showing readers how to stay cool under pressure, disarm an adversary, and stand up for themselves without provoking opposition

The Jewish American Paradox

Author: Robert Mnookin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781610397520
Release Date: 2018-11-27
Genre: Social Science

A renowned Harvard Law School professor examines the challenges to American Jewish identity in the 21st century and shows how it can be enhanced. Jews in America are in a period of unprecedented status and impact, but for many their identity as Jews--religiously, historically, culturally--is increasingly complicated. Many are becoming Jews without Judaism. It appears success and acceptance will accomplish what even the most virulent anti-Semitism never could---if not the disappearance of Jews themselves, the undermining of what it means to be Jewish. In this thoughtful, personal, deeply-reasoned book, Robert Mnookin explores the conundrums of Jewish identity, faith and community in America by delving deep into Jewish history, law, and custom. He talks to rabbis, scholars, and other Jews of many perspectives to explore the head, heart, and heritage of Judaism and confronts key challenges in the Jewish debate from the issue of intermarriage to the matter of Israeli policies. Mnookin shares provocative stories of the ways American Jews have forged (or disavowed) their Jewish identity over the past half-century, including his own to answer the standing question: How can Jews who have different values, perspectives, and relationships with their faith, keep the community open, vibrant, and thriving?

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

Author: Daniel Shapiro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780670015566
Release Date: 2016
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

"Find out how to successfully resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts. In this landmark book, world-renowned Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro presents a groundbreaking, practical method to reconcile your most contentious relationships and untangle your toughest conflicts. Before you get into your next conflict, read Negotiating the Nonnegotiable. It is not just "another book on conflict resolution," but a crucial step-by-step guide to resolve life's most emotionally challenging conflicts--whether between spouses, a parent and child, a boss and an employee, or rival communities or nations. These conflicts can feel nonnegotiable because they threaten your identity and trigger what Shapiro calls the Tribes Effect, a divisive mind-set that pits you against the other side. Once you fall prey to this mind-set, even a trivial argument with a family member or colleague can mushroom into an emotional uproar. Shapiro offers a powerful way out, drawing on his pioneering research and global fieldwork in consulting for everyone from heads of state to business leaders, embattled marital couples to families in crisis. And he also shares his insights from negotiating with three of the world's toughest negotiators--his three young sons. This is a must read to improve your professional and personal relationships"--

Summary Bargaining with the Devil

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 9782806224903
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Law

The must-read summary of Robert Mnookin's book: "Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight". This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Mnookin's book "Bargaining With the Devil" shows that in the business world, people and companies are often faced with conflict, and the emotions that surround these can make it hard to stand back and assess the best course of action. For instance, when should one just accept and move on, and when should one negotiate or go straight to warfare? This summary points out a decision-making framework to assist in such situations. It lays out three challenges which you must overcome before making a decision on when to negotiate: 1) Untangle your emotions from the situation, 2) Analyze costs and benefits of negotiating versus other viable alternatives, 3) Address the moral and ethical issues involved in deciding whether to negotiate with an enemy. With this logical summary of Mnookin’s book, you will be able to avoid falling into traps and will be able to enter negotiations with confidence that you have enough backing to support your decision. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Bargaining with the Devil" and improve your negotiation skills.

Kissinger the Negotiator

Author: James K. Sebenius
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062694195
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Foreword by Henry Kissinger In this groundbreaking, definitive guide to the art of negotiation, three Harvard professors—all experienced negotiators—offer a comprehensive examination of one of the most successful dealmakers of all time. Politicians, world leaders, and business executives around the world—including every President from John F. Kennedy to Donald J. Trump—have sought the counsel of Henry Kissinger, a brilliant diplomat and historian whose unprecedented achievements as a negotiator have been universally acknowledged. Now, for the first time, Kissinger the Negotiator provides a clear analysis of Kissinger’s overall approach to making deals and resolving conflicts—expertise that holds powerful and enduring lessons. James K. Sebenius (Harvard Business School), R. Nicholas Burns (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), and Robert H. Mnookin (Harvard Law School) crystallize the key elements of Kissinger’s approach, based on in-depth interviews with the former secretary of state himself about some of his most difficult negotiations, an extensive study of his record, and many independent sources. Taut and instructive, Kissinger the Negotiator mines the long and fruitful career of this elder statesman and shows how his strategies apply not only to contemporary diplomatic challenges but also to other realms of negotiation, including business, public policy, and law. Essential reading for current and future leaders, Kissinger the Negotiator is an invaluable guide to reaching agreements in challenging situations.