Never Make the First Offer: (Except When You Should) Wisdom from a Master Dealmaker

Never Make the First Offer: (Except When You Should) Wisdom from a Master Dealmaker

by Donald Dell, John Boswell
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Never Make the First Offer: (Except When You Should) Wisdom from a Master Dealmaker by Donald Dell, John Boswell

"On a handshake, I've trusted Donald Dell with my life." -Arthur Ashe, U.S. Open champion

Good negotiators know the rules. Great negotiators know when to break those rules. And then there are the true master dealmakers, like the pioneering sports lawyer Donald Dell. Over the last four decades, he has fought for some of the biggest stars in the world-Michael Jordan, Jimmy Connors, Patrick Ewing, Andy Roddick, Stan Smith, and dozens of others.

Dell is tough enough to look the general manager of the L.A. Lakers in the eye and say, "We can talk about the weather or the movies or your sex life, whatever you want, but we're not going any further until you make an opening offer." On the other hand, he's shrewd enough to know when the managing partner of the Chicago Bulls was about to lowball Michael Jordan by $40 million-unless Dell could grab the advantage by naming his number first.

Now Dell reveals the advanced strategies and tactics that he has developed over a lifetime of high-stakes deals. Whether you're making endorsement deals for superstars, negotiating your next salary, or just trying to sell your old car, Dell's wisdom will help you get every possible advantage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101133439
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/20/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 204 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald Dell is the cofounder of the Association of Tennis Professionals and the founder of ProServ, a leading sports agency that has represented hundreds of star athletes. He is also a former captain of the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team, the founder of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, and a television tennis commentator. He was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.
John Boswell has written or co-written seventeen books.

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Never Make the First Offer: (Except When You Should) Wisdom from a Master Dealmaker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pmcgee6792 More than 1 year ago
Donald Dell is without a doubt one of the pioneers in the sports agent and marketing world. I was surprised that he was so candid about the details revolving around certain deals and maybe even more important how those deals came about and happened. This is the kind of book that can only be written after you have seen it all and Dell does a first rate job of telling it the way it was, is and will be in the future.