Shakespeare and the Art of Negotiation, King Richard III

A stone as an elelemt of comparison“… I am not made of stone,
But penetrable to your kind entreaties…”
(King Richard III, act 3, sc. 7)

Tips for Use.  When you are almost ready to yield on a request that, perhaps, you previously denied. Still, you intend to draw out the matter a bit longer for a number of reasons, timing, political, tactical or all of the above…

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In the play. Richard pretends to yield to Buckingham’s requests that he, Richard, be king. Of course, it is all a charade and a propaganda show, much like today’s “democracy”. Or rather, socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.

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