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Inventing the Art of Compromise...
"I'll listen for a dollar."
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"Would you like to hear about our retirement plan?"
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"Very impressive, Mr. Crawley, but no one on our side of the table wants to feel your muscle."
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A meeting room with two teams of businessmen in huddles on opposite sides of the room.
'Could we finish these negotiations via e-mail? That will allow me to think before I respond to your proposals.'
"Tell you what I'll do—if that lady over there deposits a big chunk of dough, I'll give you some of it."
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'Once they noticed your tail wagging, they stopped upping their offer.'
"Here's the deal, Kim. I pick up eggs and butter, but no dry cleaning."
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"I'll abandon my medium-and shorter-range missiles if you'll abandon yours."
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Thanks to compromise they were moving closer.
"It's true that I promised you my kingdom for a horse, but I've changed my mind."
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"Don't be alarmed- This is just a negotiating stance."
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"I'll trade you my cupcake for your head lice."
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'For the last time, it's called a 'win-win' contract. Nobody gets whacked.'
Denial as a form of corporate negotiation.
"I had no idea his constant barking was a problem. Thanks for letting me know you're bothered by it."
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"Butt out, Buster! Who the hell do you think you are-Jimmy Carter?"
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"Here comes the ambassador now!"
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"Some of us negotiate our contracts better than others."
"May I remind you that we can always go with duck eggs."
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At an impasse, facing a brick wall.
"I'm going to get you, Manhattan! I'm going to be one of the biggest things that ever hit this place! You just watch, Manhattan! You just watch!"
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"O.K., you can be in charge of the remote if I can be in charge of the thermostat."
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"It's agreed. I'll try to get the best of you and you'll try to get the best of me."