As FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss says in his viral masterclass on negotiation, all of us negotiate in some way every single day. Negotiation is the way by which we work with others, find win-wins and get things done, which can apply to everything from landing a reservation at a restaurant at the last minute to successfully closing a multi-million dollar deal within just a few meetings. There are many popular books on negotiation from which you can learn exactly what to do, but those strategies weaken when you also succumb to negotiation “don’ts.” These sneaky mistakes happen to the best of us, but must be avoided in order to have a successful negotiation and to get what you want out of the situation.
This can apply to negotiating salary, coming to terms for a business deal or partnership, hiring a contractor or any of your other business or financial needs. Everything is a negotiation. In fact, 70% of managers see an offer of a salary and benefits as a starting point that’s up for negotiation. Price and features are all relative, and others are more open to negotiation than you may believe. Avoid these mistakes to get more of what you want from a conversation.
A Confab With Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull And Composer Harold O’Neal: VR & The Future Of Storytelling
I’d like to share a bit of magic. As 2020— a challenging and opportunity-charged year— wound down, I was blessed by a Zoom trialogue with Pixar co-founder and former President of Disney Animation Studios Ed Catmull, and master storyteller, composer and pianist Harold O’Neal. We explored storytelling, virtual reality, personal responsibility— and how the universe intervenes. Chance Encounters “Never leave serendipity to chance,” has been my maxim for years. Harold and Ed’s creative philosophies illustrate this notion, […]
If you haven’t read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, do so during this crisis. While we won’t endure 100 years of isolation—heaven forbid— reflect on Garcia Marquez’s procreation of people and places removed, isolated, from the worlds we know. Like most of us are living now.
The gaming industry was already doing well, generating more than $120 billion in 2019. Then came 2020: The (first) year of lockdowns, social distancing and just overall deadly pandemic vibes. A June report by Newzoo found that the global gaming market would generate $159.3 billion in revenue in 2020, representing a more than 9.3% increase over the previous year. If this upward trend continues — and gaming-related sales indicate it will — 2021 could be even more astronomically profitable for this increasingly mainstream market.
These habits paved the road to success for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Rodney Mullen and more | New York Post
By Hailey Eber for the NY Post Rodney Mullen is Exclusively Represented by CAL Entertainment When Steve Jobs was designing the offices for Pixar, he did something rather odd. He had a large atrium constructed in the center of the building and then placed mailboxes, a cafeteria, meeting rooms, and the bathrooms — the only ones in the building — next to the open-air structure. There was, of course, a reason behind the unorthodox layout. It […]