Our monthly blog
Each month, we muse about some aspect of negotiation, gamification or philanthropy and its effect on our work and world. Comments welcome!
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This month, I was “pleased to notice” (to borrow a phrase from our seminars) a rare negotiation success in the Middle East: the recently concluded gas exploration deal reached just weeks ago by Israel and Lebanon.
In almost every seminar I have offered in recent months, at least one participant asks me what I think of Chris Voss and his book and Master Class on “Never Split the Difference”? He it is!
Diplomats are usually known for their strict protocol, especially when engaged in formal negotiations. This is for good reason, as this etiquette aims to ensure equal participation of all parties in the debate.
It was thrilling to see all your faces and smiles at our 3rd Powerhouse Session online on Monday, Sep 5!
Not only Washington D.C. was shocked and buzzing on August 2 when Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin announced they had clinched a deal on the Biden Administration’s climate change bill. How did this historic negotiation come about?
The negotiation of a well-orchestrated political response toward Russia has been challenging EU
member states with ever new tests of cohesion for weeks now, calling for a more forceful and skillful style of negotiation.
On the occasion of this month’s visit to Nepal (first teaching, then trekking and visiting a monastery) I was struck again by the courage and tenacity of this tiny country wedged between the giants of China and India.
As the situation has worsened in Ukraine over the past ten weeks, we at Rational Games have also wrestled with the question of what we can do to help with our limited means. Where best to give and how to ensure there is an impact?
Most of the world continues to hold its breath waiting for what might happen next in Russia’s war. The long line of heads of state and other dignitaries who made the trip to Moscow largely share the same estimation: he must be crazy.
“There are at least two kinds of games in life. One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game
is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”