If you want to learn more about negotiation from a theoretical or academic standpoint, then this is a great book. It presents principles and covers many different negotiation areas, including international conflicts, domestic disputes, market negotiations, etc. If, however, you have a specific problem in mind, e.g. marriage issues, negotiating for a better salary, or negotiating for buying a car, then this book is not very helpful. Your attention will start drifting away as instead of getting advice for your particular situation, you'll hear about terrorist negotiations, negotiations between nations, etc, with little (if any) applicability to your problem. I specifically bought this book hoping it would help me negotiate with car dealers, but this didn't happen. To solve a particular problem you'll be better off getting a book that deals directly with that problem, e.g. there are books that deal directly with marriage conflicts, work conflicts, etc.
Before I buy it I read all reviews, and the negative ones made me hesitate. Finally I decided to try it - and I'm so glad I did!! This book is now my all time favorite - other spirituality, self-help or philosophy books seem so unenlightened, so incomplete. A must-read for anyone with big questions, big problems, or simply not 100% happy (does this leave any one of us out?) You will love this book - if a single book can lead you to enlightenment and can elevate your consiousness above everyday problems, negativity and conflicts, then this is it!
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