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Brexit Chest Thumping Versus Skilled Negotiation: Jonathan Powell

At last a piece of Brexit analysis by someone who has done many difficult negotiations in the past and who has learned from them: Stop the Brexit chest thumping: successful negotiators build trust. The UK must refrain from overplaying its … Continue reading

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Brexit as a Game of Chicken: Tim Harford

I thought this article very insightful, though I also had in mind the views of a friend of mine, a former/recovered economist, who calls Theresa May “Mugabe May” because he thinks May will damage the UK economy as much as … Continue reading

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Conflict Handling: Michael Clayton Movie

I love the movie Michael Clayton for its insights into corporate pathology. But I think this scene below is also a perfect introduction into the process of helping one side in an impending conflict great real about their situation and … Continue reading

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UK Brexit and Interest Based Approaches

I thought it might be helpful to apply Interest Based Bargainging approaches to UK Brexit Negotiations?  1) The British Constitution since Henry VIII is one sentence: “Parliament is sovereign” or if you want to be a bit archaic: “the Monarch … Continue reading

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A Negotiator’s Take on Brexit

A professional Negotiator’s (that’s me 🙂 ) commentary on Brexit 1) The strength of any negotiation position is always the walk away option: what each side can impose without agreement unilaterally aka what is technically called the BATNA or Best … Continue reading

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Brexit Negotiation 101 aka Basics

Brexit Negotiation 101: UK: We want access to EU markets and the City able to do business in the EU EU: Fine, you can have that if you agree to free labour movement, and cough up some money to EU … Continue reading

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Brexit Scenario Based Futuring

In honor of an optimistic and dear friend who helpfully counters my natural Eeyorisitic pessimissm, here is the scenario- based futuring of Peter Schwartz applied to Brexit. Schwartz thinks the future is specifically unknowable, but telling stories about possible alternative … Continue reading

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