Agreement vs Deal
The following was inspired by the recent Iran ‘deal.’
An agreement is reached through four basic strategies: deliberation, negotiation, compromise, or capitulation. And then there’s the deal.
Deliberation occurs when all parties involved agree on the goal and the conversation centers on the best solution or strategy. For example a civic group decides to build a ballpark and they deliberate on how best to proceed.
Negotiation is when two or more parties or entities reach a mutually beneficial agreement. An example known to all is when one negotiates the purchase of an automobile or home. The buyer… Continue reading