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Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World Hardcover – December 28, 2010
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Getting to Yes (1991), by William Fisher and others, was just the beginning. Diamond, lawyer, journalist, and professor, using information and ideas gathered from his teachings, has further honed (and perfected) the art of goal-getting in today’s world, no matter what the specific personal or business objective. His 12 invisible strategies, from “goals are paramount” to “prepare and practice,” become the framework for achievement. This does not represent a win-win mentality, as he carefully points out; rather, his type of negotiation is transparent and based on trust, recognizing that personal relationships will always make or break the outcome. Think of this as a series of coaching sessions, facilitated by an expert with more than 20 years’ experience, filled with real-life examples and step-by-step exercises.— Barbara Jacobs
“#1 Business Book to read for your career in 2011.” Wall Street Journal FINS blog
“Phenomenal.” Lawyers Weekly
“Brilliant.” Lisa Oz, Oprah Network
“This book will give the reader a massive advantage in any negotiation.” Stephanie Camp, Senior Digital Strategist, Microsoft.
“Superb…counterintuitive…immensely useful.” Kirkus starred review (new books)
"The Getting More Model is the negotiation model of choice for our CEO clients & staff of Financial Advisors.”
–Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
“The book is amazing . . . extremely powerful in the real world. A must read!” Adam Guren, Chief Investment Officer, First New York Securities
“I am living proof that this course does pay! I saved $245 million for my company.” Richard T. Morena, CFO, Asbury Park Press, NJ
“The most valuable tools in my 15 years in sales, marketing, and business development.” Sandeep Sawhney, Director of Business Development, The Weather Channel
“The best training we have ever received on this or any subject. The benefits are immediate and tangible.” John Sobel, Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Yahoo
“I am one of Stuart Diamond’s biggest fans; he taught me more than anyone I can recall.” Rob McIntosh, Procurement Director, Dell
“The crown jewel; it fundamentally changed my way of thinking.” Ravi Radhakrishnan, Senior Manager, Accenture
“The best book I’ve read after the Bible.” Jeff Schultz, Health Benefits Advocate, MN
“This book can change the world.” Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, NY
“After just a few chapters, I became a better parent.” Vivek Nadkarni, Technology Exec, CA
“Life changing.” Kerri Kuhn, Morrison & Foester Law Firm, CA
“Wow, it really works! This stuff is truly valuable.” Matthew Doyle, Director, The Strauss Group HR & Executive Recruitment Co., Buffalo, NY.
“Cannot put it down!” Michael Magee, Director, Development Finance Bank, UK
“The first book I’ve bought that has actually made me money.” Owen Devitt, Marketing Executive, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Government
"I am still amazed how much I learned." Sylvia Reul, Managing Partner, Reul Law Firm, Germany
“Definitely, this book is a MUST for everybody.” Katrina Agustin, Network Marketing Firm, Philippines
“Stuart Diamond is the master of negotiation.” Robin Khuda, Executive Director, NEXTDC (data centers) Ltd., Australia & New Zealand.
“I rely on Stuart Diamond’s negotiation tools every day.” Christian Hernandez, Head of International Business Development, Facebook.
“Practical, immediately applicable and highly effective.” Evan Wittenberg, Chief Talent Officer, Hewlett-Packard
“A flexible toolkit for getting your way, whether…a million-dollar deal, a botched restaurant dish, or a petulant 4-year-old.” Psychology Today
“Stuart Diamond equipped me with the tools to be more effective in all of life’s pursuits.” Larry B. Loftus, Head of Procter & Gamble Far East
“For women, empowering and enabling.” Umber Ahmad, Exec Director, Platinum Gate Capital Management; former vice president, Goldman Sachs
“Invaluable in helping me achieve my goals, whether on the field, in the office, or at home with my five children.” Anthony Noto, CFO, National Football League
“There isn’t an hour that goes by in my personal and professional lives when I don’t use what I learned from you…” Bill Ruhl, Director, National Customer Service Operations, Verizon
“Wonderful!” Laura Chavez, Host, ABC’s “Let’s Talk Live.”
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I like this book but there are problems with it that few reviewers mention. Therefore I will focus on a range of problems in an attempt to achieve balance. For a start, experienced negotiators and scholars will find little in it that is unconventional, despite the hype. The main strength of the book is the author's idiosyncratic way of ordering and discussing evergreen themes. To anyone who has studied and practised serious negotiation, the elements of the four quadrant model (Aren't there always four quadrants?) and the twelve strategies will be valuable even though they are conventional apart from the astute strategy "Use Their Standards".
Confidence is fine but there seems to be a lot of implicit and explicit boasting by the author. `"Blah blah blah" said [insert John or Jane Doe], one of my former students and now the President of [insert `Goldman Sachs' etc.].' That is, if you are smart (rich?) enough to take his program and use the Diamond method you are, or will become, a high-flier. The formula becomes tedious.
The last paragraph of chapter 6 (Emotion) makes me wonder about the accuracy of some anecdotes given to the author: `"Her mother and the nurses looked at me like I was some sort of magician," Craig said. "Where did you learn that?" they asked. I'm happy to say he referred them to this book.' Pardon? Craig learned to negotiate from the book in which he is quoted as saying he learned from it?Read more ›
But as time wore on and law school receded into the rearview mirror, I stopped practicing Prof. Diamond's techniques as I had when I took his class. Gradually, my skills faded, although I still brushed them off every now and again when the situation clearly called for them. But I'd stopped contacting my cable company and other service providers to get free goodies, and I slowly forgot just how applicable Prof. Diamond's methods are to nearly every interaction. In short, I started getting less. And then "Getting More" came out.
I realized about a dozen pages into the book that by failing to practice these tools, I was indeed getting less. This book really could not have arrived at a better time for me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting read...very useful no matter what profession you're inPublished 6 days ago by Karen Pitman
Phenomenal. This book is not just for business or sales people, it is for everyone. "Getting More" should be added to every high school and/or college reading lists. Read morePublished 8 days ago by K.M
Loved the many examples of how establishing rapport in relationship benefits the negotiation. Valuing the other party, using standards, exceptions, and proper framing are the main... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Storms
Grasps the reader with common sense for lack of better words. Allows us to take a step back to how we want to be treated, as such we are able to effectively communicate through the... Read morePublished 1 month ago
First, this is an excellent book. I highlighted it and often refer to it when I need a reminder on negotiating techniques. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremy W.
Useful tips with awesome practical examples that can be applied everyday!Published 1 month ago by Judy N.