Recommend Books

Here, you may find a number of interesting books related to Risk and diplomacy and self-help. As you may have seen in my book or in the Risk guides, you may have noticed that a wide range of topics are applicable. When I was researching my book, I came across many interesting sources that helped me to understand a lot more about the interaction between humans. There are Great works from Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Clausewitz and others. Startegic thinking can be applied to all levels. Playing a game such as Risk and winning it is only one aspect. Negotiating over a price for a house requires the same skills. If you can get better in one, you can most probably improve your performance in the other.

This list is not limited to books only related to Risk. These books are useful on anything you may do on a daily basis as they are full of tips on self-improvement and life-hacks. I have personally found the following books incredibly useful and thought provoking. I will highly recommend them to you.


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Negotiation: The Art of Getting What You Want

Self-Help, Strategy, Negotiation, Psychology, Diplomacy

Article Rating:::: 8 Ratings :::: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Michael Schatzki, (1981) Negotiation: The Art of Getting What You Want

In this book, you will learn how to negotiate successfully. The negotiation activity is abstracted into ranged dealing. Each side sets up a MSP (Maximum Supportable Position) and LAS (Least Acceptable Settelment). The negotiation game is to guess your opponents LAS and MSP and make sure that your opponent will not find out your. Armed with these two values, you should be able to get a better deal. A lost of teh book is dedicated to this deceptive behaviour. How to hide your true LAS? What to do to make sure that your opponent will choose a higher LAS? What happens in the event of a deadlock? This book provides a number of practical examples from negotiating at work, over a house or when buying a car. It is well written and it certainly makes you rethink your approach in negotiations. One can use the same technique in a negotiation carried over a Risk game. How to approach the other side to make a deal? How not to take a no for an answer? Highly recommended.

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