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'So, Smith, how do you feel negotiations are going?'
Rock, paper and scissors fighting in office conference room.
"Of course, I expect a ten-per-cent finder's fee."
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"You'll have to phrase it another way. They have no word for 'fetch.' "
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Inventing the Art of Compromise...
"I'll listen for a dollar."
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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.'
"How much if I pedal?"
"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.'
"Your interest in the salary makes me wonder how 'self-motivated' you really are."
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"I'll abandon my medium-and shorter-range missiles if you'll abandon yours."
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'Can't you see? This isn't a real offer! They're just tossing us a bone!'
'A hostile takeover just wasn't feasible, so we agreed to a hostile merger.'
Thanks to compromise they were moving closer.
"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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"I'll go in and look at stuff, but I won't read any signage."
"Have your people call my people."
"I had no idea his constant barking was a problem. Thanks for letting me know you're bothered by it."
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'It's simple, really - unless and until all our demands are met, we keep crying.'
"Just tell him it's 'other people' as in 'other people's money.'"
"Here comes the ambassador now!"
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