“Putney Swope” on How Not to Negotiate Price

I may have to go look around for the Robert Downey Sr.’s movie Putney Swope, which among other things, contains a great “how not to negotiate price” scene.

Poster for the movie “Putney Swope”In Robert Downey Sr.’s movie, Putney Swope, there’s a scene in which the title character meets with photographer Mark Focus (great name!). Things go badly for Mark when they start negotiating price…

As the blog Photo Business News & Forum puts it, it’s “further evidence of the negotiation axiom “whoever speaks first loses” after price is discussed.

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