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Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson

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Chapter 24Unethical Gambits: Escalation

I once knew a man who became very wealthy after he sold his real estate franchise to a large corporation. He had been one of the original purchasers of a territory when real estate franchising was new, and the founder of the company was running around the country trying to sign up anyone who believed in his concept.

Many years later a huge New York corporation had bought the master franchise and was starting to buy back the territorial franchises. After attending one of my Secrets of Power Negotiating seminars, he asked me to join him for a drink and asked me, “Roger, have you ever heard voices speak to you when you’re negotiating?” Not wanting to admit it if I had, I asked him what he was talking about. ...

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