Category Archives: Negotiation Strategy

Internal Negotiations: Win, Lose, or Collaborate

Internal negotiations can include: Resource allocation discussions Project management and implementation Labor relations Influencing and persuading Recruitment and promotion Etc. The problem starts with the structure of most corporate firms.  Decisions tend to follow a pyramid like hierarchy, even in … Continue reading

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Viacom’s attempt to Position vs. Music Industry

February 12th Philippe Dauman, Viacmon’s president and CEO, issued the following statment: As we go forward, we are continuing to focus more on software than hardware, looking to reduce the cost structure associated with Rock Band, being selective in the … Continue reading

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Darvin Moon Trips Up Phil Ivey Part 2

Darvin Moon finished 2nd in the 2009 World Series of Poker, winning $5.18 million.  Although Darvin is an amateur, many times he demonstrated an uncanny ability to make the right call at the right time.  Sometimes he was just plain … Continue reading

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Negotiating in China

In Kissinger’s book, Ending the Vietnam War : A History of America’s Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War, he recounts the following observation. The American delegation made arrangements to occupy 3 floors in a prominent hotel in Paris. … Continue reading

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Case Study: The Music Business – part 2

In a nutshell this is the advice I gave my client in response to yesterday’s post. Start by examining what you know about the circumstance.

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Case Study: The Music Business

Today I thought it would be interesting to take and dissect a real negotiation to see some of the concepts in action.  So here is the setup, I’ve obscured some of the facts to protect the guilty: Parties Involved: 1. … Continue reading

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