Top Negotiation books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Negotiation

Understanding the concepts of Negotiation starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People

Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People

In Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People, Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop Director G. Richard Shell distills the latest social science and psychology research on negotiation. Shell outlines six research-backed foundations and the four steps of the negotiation process.

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3-D Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals

3-D Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals

Packed with practical steps and cases, 3-D Negotiation demonstrates how superior setup moves plus insightful deal designs can enable you to reach remarkable agreements at the table, unattainable by standard tactics.

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Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money Or Muscle)

Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money Or Muscle)

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 bu

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Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable takes you on a journey into the heart and soul of conflict, providing unique insight into the emotional undercurrents that too often sweep us out to sea. With vivid stories of his closed-door sessions with warring political groups, disputing businesspeople, and families in crisis, Daniel Shapiro presents a universally applicable method to successfully navigate conflict. A deep, provocative book to reflect on and wrestle with, this book can change your life.

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Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing the Relationships that Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing the Relationships that Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success

This book spotlights eight big mistakes that entrepreneurs often make and shows how most can be prevented with some forethought. It includes interviews with high-profile entrepreneurs about their own mistakes. It also covers gender biases, cultural challenges, and when to employ agents to negotiate on your behalf.

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Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions (First Edition)

Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions (First Edition)

In Dealmaking, Subramanian provides classroom-tested examples of "negotiauctions" as diverse as buying a house, haggling over the rights to the television show Frasier, or selling "toxic" assets into the U.S. government's bailout fund. With each scenario, he identifies the specific moves that ensure success.

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Specializations and Deeper Negotiation Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. Negotiation is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

Secrets of Power Salary Negotiating: Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator

Secrets of Power Salary Negotiating: Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator

Secrets of Power Negotiating covers every aspect of the negotiating process with practical, proven from beginning steps to critical final moves, how to recognize unethical tactics, key principles to the Power Negotiating strategy, why money is not as important as everyone thinks, negotiating pressure points, understanding the other party and gaining the upper hand, and analyses of different negotiating styles. And Power Negotiating can be applied to any - Business owners will learn how to dramatically improve profits. - Managers will learn how to become dynamic leaders. - Parents will discover how to shape their child's future. - Salespeople will learn how to build-and protect-their bottom line. - All readers will find how to develop power and control over their ability to get what they want-in all areas of their lives.

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The Book on Negotiating Real Estate: Expert Strategies for Getting the Best Deals When Buying and Selling Investment Property

The Book on Negotiating Real Estate: Expert Strategies for Getting the Best Deals When Buying and Selling Investment Property

Three expert investors and bestselling authors come together to show you how to get the most deals—and the best deals—on all of your investment property. With more than 1,000 successful real estate deals between them, J Scott, Mark Ferguson, and Carol Scott combine the science of negotiation with real world experience to dive into all aspects of the real estate negotiation process. From the first interaction with a buyer or seller, to renegotiating the contract after unexpected issues arise, to last-minute concessions at closing, you’ll learn everything you need to reach optimal agreements every time. Along with a step-by-step guide to the negotiation process, this book also contains dozens of true-life stories that highlight how strong negotiation can result in more and better deals. Real dialogue examples will teach you what to say and how to say it, effectively strengthening your ability to close profitable transactions. Whether you’re a real estate investor, agent, beginner, or vet

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