Bob Iger’s Two Minute Master Class on Negotiation

Recently, Disney CEO Bob Iger was interviewed on the Tim Ferris podcast, going further in depth on the lessons and wisdom shared in his best-selling 2019 business memoir “The Ride of a Lifetime”. While the interview touched on a number of interesting topics (So great to learn that Mr. Iger is a fellow Pizza connoisseur!), …

Saving Face on the Negotiate Anything Podcast!

I’m excited to kickoff the New Year by sharing my recent conversation with Kwame Christian on the Negotiate Anything Podcast. I am a huge fan of Kwame’s work and could not be more honored to have been invited on his show to talk about the concept of saving face. I highly recommend subscribing to his …

3 takeaways from the record-setting deal between the Yankees and Gerrit Cole

Earlier today, the New York Yankees held a press conference to show off their headline-grabbing winter acquisition – phenom starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Cole, a wildly dominant ace the Yankees have been chasing for years, also happens to be a lifelong Yankees fan, now finally living his dream to play for the historic franchise. Lucky …

Dalio and Kissinger on playing the Infinite Game

Earlier this week, Ray Dalio, author the brilliant book Principles, posted on his social media a speech that he gave at an event for the Committee on US-China relations. He also shared another short speech from the event by Henry Kissinger, who famously opened our relations to China in the early 1970s. In addition to …

Churchill and Roosevelt Negotiate a Quid Pro Quo

It was the summer of 1940 and Winston Churchill was waiting patiently to hear back from President Roosevelt regarding his increasingly urgent requests for war time assistance. Weeks earlier, France had formally surrendered to the Nazis, and now Britain was also hanging on for dear life. Determined to avoid becoming another one of Hitler’s recent …

A Counter-intuitive Lesson From Two Top Negotiating Experts

Last week, the Schranner Negotiation Institute held their renowned N-Conference in New York City for the first time, assembling an incredibly impressive lineup of experts to speak on the topic of “Decision Making Under Pressure”. In addition to the tremendous amount of insight provided for making better decisions when negotiating in high pressure situations, one …

Before The Duel – What We Can Learn About Conflict Resolution From The Negotiation Between Hamilton and Burr

Before there was the duel, there was the negotiation. And it is hard to find a better example of what not to do when trying to save face and resolve conflict than can be seen in the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Brian Cashman’s Face Saving Press Conference

Last week, Yankees General Manager and top Negotiator Brian Cashman had to face the media for the first time after the team’s devastating ALCS loss against the arch rival Houston Astros. At a certain point things took a harsher turn, resulting in the press conference becoming more newsworthy than it would normally be after Cashman …

Ghosted

Being ghosted is one of the common phenomenons that salespeople experience day in and day out. After so much perceived “rejection”, it can be easy for anyone to fall into the trap of believing their prospect is no longer interested. According to face theory, the most common way that we deal with face threats to …

Once Upon a Time in Washington D.C…

The year was 1969, and Henry Kissinger was shortly to become the world’s most famous negotiator.  One of his early victories as National Security Advisor was getting the Sovet Union to reduce their restrictions on Jewish emigration, resulting in tens of thousands being able to leave the communist country over just a few years time. …