Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

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HarperCollins, May 17, 2016 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

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.

 

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My first thought when I came across this title was: "Probably yet another ordinary 'business' book that promises the world, tries to build a nice-sounding, feel-good narrative, forcing to drive its ... Read full review

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This might be the best book I've read this year. I'm not going to list the plethora of great points Voss makes...read it. It will help you. Seriously. Read it. Read full review

Contents

THE NEW RULES
BE A MIRROR
DONT FEEL THEIR PAIN LABEL
BEWARE YESMASTER NO
CHAPTER 6BEND THEIR REALITY
CHAPTER 7CREATE THE ILLUSION OF CONTROL
GUARANTEE EXECUTION
FIND THE BLACK SWAN
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
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Chris Voss is one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiation skills in the world. He is the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and has lectured at other leading universities, including Harvard Law School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Tahl Raz uncovers big ideas and great stories that ignite change and growth in people and organizations. He is an award-winning journalist and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Never Eat Alone. When not researching or writing, he coaches executives, lectures widely on the forces transforming the new world of work, and serves as an editorial consultant for several national firms. He invites readers to e-mail him at tr@tahlraz.com and to visit his website at www.tahlraz.com.

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