I don't know about you but typically before I enter into a negotiation with someone else I have argued and reasoned with myself before hand and concluded what I want from the conversation or at least what I am prepared to agree on. 

I am going to try and be a little more wary of others needs and see things through different lenses but without giving away too much (writing and article may be a step too far already).

If you disagree with this article lets debate?