Theory vs Reality in Negotiation

In reality - negotiation is not an easy feat. I bet that even a seasoned negotiator would not know whether they can achieve a desirable result before entering the battle-field. Leaders often disguise their fear when negotiating despite their stature and position. There is no doubt that a winning-negotiator can be an important asset for most organisations, especially in the era of economic turbulence. Only the best shall win and survive. We need to get everything at a bargain! Even millionaires do need the best deal, right?

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Pokemon: The Gem of Legends (Part 1)

A long time ago, there was a legendary Pokemon called Arceus. Arceus was the guardian of fire, water, grass and standard types. There was also Dialga and Palkia guardian of time and space. Hoopa was master of rings and portals. Lugia was the guardian of flying types, and Latios and Latias were the guardians of... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Oil and Gas: Part 3 (3/3)

Today when I woke up, I realised that I was at home and not outside in the forest. That is not unusual. In my dream, I had a nice nap on a hammock at a beautiful tropical beach, and it had to be a "super white beach," not some average beaches I can easily find... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Oil and Gas: Part 2

It is quite amusing to me that the most popular topic in social media today is "oil price hike". Almost every Whatsapp group that I am part of talks about the RON97 gasoline MYR0.07 price increase! The ups and downs of fuel prices in Malaysia should not surprise us because many elements contribute to the volatility,... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Oil and Gas: Part 1

About two weeks ago, I presented a paper to "a curious group of students" who wanted to know about the oil and gas industry. The presentation was made online, live via google hangout and a youtube channel. I think that the event went well, and so was my performance! (Hint: If you want to hire... Continue Reading →

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