Never Split the Difference

Never Split the Difference

Negotiating as If your Life Depended on It

Book - 2016
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"A negotiation guide from a former FBI Hostage Negotiator"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062407801
Branch Call Number: 158.5 Voss
Characteristics: viii, 274 pages ; 24 cm

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lunabookworm55
Aug 13, 2019

Didn't like this one, the first "revolutionary negotiation tactic" he mentions is if your relative is held hostage, ask the terrorists "How do I know they're alive?". And apparently this common tv scene completely blindsided Harvard professors interviewing our author. You must be dreaming. I refuse to let this author waste my time any further.

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sylviebryant
Mar 15, 2019

Karthik recommended

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Boych2018
Feb 21, 2019

When I started reading this book I thought it was going to be a short read because the author begins by bragging about how good he is.

If you can get past the beginning you'll see this book succinctly summarizes key negotiating principles the author found useful as a FBI negotiator. Voss gives his insight on what works along with some counterintuitive ideas: why getting your counterpart to say no is one example. It is well worth reading - even if you you only retain a few ideas.

I'd rate Never Split the Difference as one of the two best negotiating books I've come across. (Other book is the Economist Pocket Negotiator.)

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klimekk
Sep 14, 2018

after reading I came to conclusion that in reality whole our lives are everlasting negotiations
I read that book only after watching 2 movies about Somali pirates: Captain Phillips and Hijacking - which shows how important is negotiations with pirates.
That book give you some insights what is methodology on the bottom of it.

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