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Insights on Business and Sales Negotiation

Join us for insights on how to negotiate a winning balance, where where both sides understand and appreciate the value they receive. As a result, you are more likely to forge a long-lasting relationship that yields more and better opportunities in the future. This idea underpins K&R Negotiations’ Win Wisely™ approach and underlines the importance of using leverage wisely.

BEA and Oracle (Part 1)

In recent articles, it was reported that BEA "spurned" a $6.7 billion offer from Oracle to purchase the company.  It amounted to $17 per share.  BEA countered with a statement that $21 per share would be a more reasonable figure.  These actions established a "Negotiation Success Range™" (NSR™).  Negotiation skill will determine at which end of the range the deal closes (if it does).  Beyond skill issues, BEA also may feel pressure to answer to stockholders who may find the offer attractive as a share price.  So BEA's counter-offer could have one of several meanings, including: A deal can be struck, probably at some intermediate price between $17 and $21.  The parties must find compelling arguments to make the other side move closer to closing. BEA may have no intention…

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Creating Value-Based Leverage

In this short video, learn why negotiation is really the art of finding agreement.

Mladen Kresic introduces the concept of value-based negotiations leverage and why it is a powerful tool for moving conversations to an agreement.

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