πŸŽ„πŸ—“ – Dec 22: How am I supposed to do that?

I have a business partner who is always reading a book. And no matter what we discuss, she somehow connects it to whatever book she is reading. This is also true of the Curious Christmas Calendar. Here she is:

β€œThe first negotiating tip that Chris Voss mentions in his famous book Never Split the Difference is a question: β€œHow am I supposed to do that?”

In the opening of the book Chris tells the story about how he, a gruff FBI cop, beat the fancy Harvard students AND professors at negotiating by repeating this question.

He explains how asking this question – ad nauseam – eventually wears down his opponents and gets him what he wants.

There is more to the Voss negotiating approach, of course.

But it all starts with a question.”

Thanks Marie ❀️

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