Why is negotiating such a difficult topic for so many of us? And what do successful negotiators know that the rest of us don't? The answers to those questions are revealed in the research I did for my new book, Business Brilliant.

This video is based on the lessons I learned while talking to self-made millionaires. In it, I describe how a writer on Saturday Night Live turned his stint on the show into major Hollywood box office success and why a hostage negotiator thinks most people are too nice to negotiate well for themselves.

This video was shot at Maison 140 in Beverly Hills.

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