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Apple’s Negotiating Formula


WealthymattersApple wants what Apple wants, when Apple wants it and how Apple wants it. And Apple will pay for it. If they don’t get what they want, they just say no. And they typically don’t come back a second time. And they may declare war on you. – Ryan Lokey

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Want. But Only That Much.


Soldier, SoldierThis is the finest advice on negotiation that I have received ever.Want,but only that much.Know what you will give up to get what you want and then hold the line.Period.You don’t have to do every deal,irrespective of ¬†the terms and don’t allow others to use your need to get you to give up something of value before you get something you value equally,else this will be your story:

Soldier, soldier, will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you,
When I have no hat to put on?
Off to the haberdasher she did go,
As fast as she could run,
Bought him a hat, the best that was there,
And the soldier put it on.

Soldier, soldier, will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you,
When I have no coat to put on?
Off to the tailor she did go,
As fast as she could run,
Bought him a coat, the best that was there,
And the soldier put it on. Read more of this post

The Sorakaya Proverb


sorakaya proverb

‘Sorakaya/Lauki/Bottle¬†Gourd written on a piece of paper is not capable of being turned into curry.’

Learnt this very useful lesson from my dad yesterday.

Beware of whom you accept cheques and promises to pay.

Negotiation – Bernard Arnault Style


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