Jim ReimanJim Reiman
Business Executive, Board Director, Commercial Lawyer, and Educator


Jim Reiman is a business executive, public and private company board director, commercial lawyer, and educator. He practiced law in Chicago, Illinois, law firms for nineteen years before commencing a business career, during which he served as CEO and Chairman of public and private companies. He currently serves as an arbitrator and mediator of complex domestic and international business disputes; teaches negotiation to senior executives, government officials, and professionals at executive education programs around the world, including the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School; and teaches and qualifies senior attorneys in international arbitration.

As CEO and then Chairman, Jim turned around a failing chain of cell phone stores based in Shanghai, China, grew the company from 30 stores to over 300, took the company public on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in 2005, and grew the company from $2.25 million in revenue to over $250 million in 2012.

Jim is also the co-inventor of technologies that have been awarded nineteen domestic and international patents.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-957-8
Price: $24.95
Publication Date: October 1, 2021

Negotiation Simplified: A Framework and Process for Understanding and Improving Negotiating Results

Negotiations may be complex; negotiating is not! Creating options and choosing which to pursue (and how to pursue them) is what distinguishes the skilled and effective negotiator from the less successful one. This book provides both the tools and the analytical framework to identify and pursue one’s options, achieve better results, and improve your negotiation skills.

Author Jim Reiman simplifies without being simplistic.

Written by a practitioner for the practitioner, Negotiation Simplified sets out a framework and a thought process that, if followed, will yield better results. He provides short takeaways and tools to examine your own processes. And, because there is no one correct path to a successful negotiating result, Reiman also poses questions to identify options and to learn and critically analyze information so that the best path may be identified and pursued.

Whether deciding who will take out the garbage or overseeing a multibillion-dollar acquisition transaction, everyone negotiates. The stakes may differ, but all negotiations share four foundational elements: goal-setting, preparation, listening, and self-awareness. Negotiation Simplified demonstrates the use of these four skills through real-life negotiation anecdotes authored by eight world-renowned negotiators across many disciplines and industries. They share how their utilization of these skills resulted in better outcomes.

The framework and process in action
Real-life negotiation stories by these luminaries:

Catherine Dixon, Director General, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Victor do Prado, Director of Council and Trade Negotiations, World Trade Organization

Amb. (ret.) David Huebner, former US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

Tom Manning, former CEO, Dun & Bradstreet

David Rank, former Acting US Ambassador to China

Prof.James Shein, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Barbara Weston, Director of Global Trend & Design at Bed Bath & Beyond

Valerie White, Executive Director, Local Initiative Support Corporation New York City

Praise for Negotiation Simplified

Negotiation Simplified does what its title states—it provides a clear, non-technical description of the thought processes and techniques successful negotiators use.”

Prof. James B. Shein, Kellogg School of Management, Independent Director; Author of Reversing the Slide: A Strategic Guide to Turnarounds and Corporate Renewal

“In Negotiation Simplified, Jim Reiman transforms theory into digestible and straightforward lessons for newcomers and experienced negotiators. His seamless prose and memorable examples make it easy to retain the lessons. And the chapters’ ‘takeaways’ provide the framework to implement these lessons quickly. You will return to this book as you would return to a wise mentor.”

Prof. Anthony Daimsis, FCIArb – University of Ottawa, Director National Program and Moot Program, co-author – The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo? and Dispute Resolution: Readings and Case Studies (4th Ed)

“Reiman sets forth in straightforward and simple terms these lessons so they can be adapted to the diversity of negotiating situations that arise in business and across all relationships.”

Allen Waxman, President & CEO, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR); Past General Counsel, Pfizer, at Eisai Inc.

“While the focus is on business negotiations, Reiman provides a useful and accessible framework for understanding the type of negotiations we all have every day with family, friends, at work, and in life.”

Jon Lukomnik, Principal, Sinclair Capital LLC; Author of Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Investing That Matters

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