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  • Khalid A.

    I've just finished reading "Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement without giving in" (http://books.google.com.au/book...­)

    And I thought it was pretty good. It's a brief look at the negotiation process, and is critical of what it calls "positional bargaining" ("I won't pay a penny over a fifty quid", "I wouldn't dream of selling if for less than a hundred" etc.), claiming that focusing "interests" is likely to be much more productive (it is possible for there to be some over-lap in interests).

    There are examples all the way through of day-to-day negotiations as well as important examples from history. It feels a bit "self-help"-y at times, and I don't know if it'll help much with your performance at a car boot sale but it is interesting all the same.

    Anyone who might find themselves in Melbourne would be welcome to my copy.


    - Khalid.

    VP in charge of Australasian Membership,
    Pub non-fiction book discussion group.

    June 5

  • Nathan E.

    Heres a review of capital:

    Anyone found copy for cheaper than £17 (amazon price)

    June 1

    • Duane A.

      My copy arrived the day after our last meeting. It's a surprisingly easy read, not the strident left wing stuff I expected

      June 2

  • Pete

    Nathan, here's a link to a free PDF of the whole thing!:


    I'm struggling to find anything much cheaper than £17 when P&P is included.

    I've checked the Bodlien libraries and they don't have any copies but I expect that the town public library will be able to lend you one through the interlibrary service.

    June 1

  • Pete

    Thanks to everyone who managed to come along, very much enjoyed discussing what’s out there. For those who couldn’t make it, the following titles came up as good candidates to read/discuss next month:

    The Rosie Project (Graeme Simision)


    The Epigenetics Revolution (Nessa Carey)


    Capital in the Twenty First Century (Thomas Piketty) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Capital...­

    Right hand left hand (Chris McManus)

    “The man who mistook his wife for a hat” (Oliver Sacks):

    May 18

  • Zara

    Hi all,
    It looks like I'll get there a touch after 8 ..someone please wave at me or something so I know who to chat to rather than another group of strangers :p I'll be the on with blond hair holding a baby :)

    May 15

  • Sabe E.

    Hi Pete, I won't be attending tonight's session. Hope it goes well.

    May 15

  • Pete

    Pamela, Andrea and Khalid, thanks for getting in touch (helps with the estimate on bar stools we need!) - will put up a post over the weekend on book selections/interesting thoughts that came out of the meeting etc and look forward to seeing you at the next one. Would be great to get your thoughts on the discussion thread Khalid, if we're still going by midnight, will fire up Skype to see if you're out of the shower in Melbourne ;)

    May 15

  • Pamela

    Sorry - pressure of work means I'm not going to make this first meeting. Hope it goes well and please let me know which book you select for the next one.

    May 15

  • andrea

    So sorry I can't make it. I am eager to know which book you choose and definitely look forward to next meeting!

    May 15

  • Khalid A.

    Sorry I can't make it to this one Pete (even via Skype etc.) it will be 4am here! I will try to remain active on the discussion list etc. Cheers, and have a good one.

    May 14

  • Zara

    My plus one is a little person is that ok :) ?

    May 5

    • Pete

      Hi Zara, everyone is welcome! I checked with the manager of the Royal Oak who said it's fine. The place can get pretty busy in the evening and you get the odd student who's had a bit much to drink, as long as you're companion is ok with that then there's no problem :)

      May 6

    • Zara

      My little travel companion has actually been to the oak before :) some background noise actually helps him sleep and if not he's pretty social ,we look forward to seeing everyone next Thursday .

      May 6

  • Andy R.

    It's in the calendar - hopefully try to make it on the day.

    April 24

  • Sabe E.

    Great idea!

    April 23

  • Ren K.

    sounds good!

    April 23

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