The Point of the Deal: How to Negotiate When Yes Is Not Enough

The Point of the Deal: How to Negotiate When Yes Is Not Enough

by Danny Ertel, Mark Gordon
     
 

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Why do so many business deals that look good on paper end up in tatters once they’re put into action? Because deal makers often treat the signed contract as the final destination in their bargaining journey—instead of the start of a cooperative venture. In The Point of the Deal, Danny Ertel and Mark Gordon show what negotiation looks like when the

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Why do so many business deals that look good on paper end up in tatters once they’re put into action? Because deal makers often treat the signed contract as the final destination in their bargaining journey—instead of the start of a cooperative venture. In The Point of the Deal, Danny Ertel and Mark Gordon show what negotiation looks like when the players involved strive to make the deal work in practice—not just on paper.

In this book, you’ll discover how to make the transition from concentrating on getting the deal done to focusing on what it takes to achieve value after the ink has dried. With a wealth of examples from multiple industries, countries, and functions, the authors illustrate how their approach to crafting an implementation mind-set works in all kinds of familiar business contexts—including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, outsourcing arrangements, and customer and supplier relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422102336
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
652,091
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Danny Ertel is a founding partner of Vantage Partners and is a leading authority on negotiation, relationship management and conflict management. He was a Senior Researcher at the Harvard Negotiation Project, taught negotiation at the Univ. of Toronto Law Faculty, practiced law with Debevoise & Plimpton, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Harry A. Blackman on the U.S. Supreme Court. He co-authored Beyond Arbitration, which was the 1992 CPR Legal Program Book Award winner. He is also the co-author of Getting Ready To Negotiate (1995), and editor of Negociación 2000 (1996). Danny has written for and has been quoted in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, the Economist, Purchasing Today, and Financial Executive among others.

Mark Gordon is a founder and director of Vantage Partners and is a Senior Advisor to the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School. He has worked with leading companies throughout the world across a broad range of industries. He is a frequent speaker on negotiation, alliance strategy and relationship management and has written for a variety of publications. Mark has also appeared on MSNBC as a negotiation expert.

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