Why am I reading Deepak Malhotra’s and Max H. Bazerman’s Negotiation Genius in my comfy funky beach shack ON THE SAND on the windward side of Oahu at 8:45 a.m. (local time) listening to the waves gently slap the shore and occasionally looking up to see if the fisherman at water’s edge has caught anything besides happiness this morning?
Am I insane? No, it’s because:
That’s it. I will be providing the executive summaries of these and other dynamite chapters for you attorneys who are billing 2000-2300 hours/year and any business manager or executive who drops by. Most of my mediator friends will be consuming it whole.
Right now, I’m putting Bazerman and Malhotra aside to follow Mr. Thrifty to the beach, clutching the new (and fabulous) new biography of Einstein in hand — a man whose childlike wonder at the mysterious workings of the universe never faded.
This post brought to you by the letter “A” for awe.
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