this is a very informative book that was very uncomfortable to read, mainly because i could see Camp's strategies would have worked very well in many situations i'd dealt with badly before, and thinking about what could have been hurt.
that said, now i know better for the future.
as for the book itself, the concepts are good, but the writing is fairly mediocre. although Camp states he is trying to write clearly and concisely, he almost goes too far, skimping on examples and explanations that would have helped clarify his sometimes confusing concepts. no doubt rereading it would help, but i was often left not quite grasping the idea he was trying to convey.
it is also very much centered on business examples, and i found myself wishing he had added examples that are applicable in day-to-day, friendly interactions as well. i suspect that his other book is more helpful in that regard, but considering he mentioned how negotiations go on all the time in business settings and out, it would have been nice if he'd elaborated even a little, or at least said he would not go into it. after all, he never explicitly says that this is a pure business book.
anyway, it was enlightening for me, and although i'll no doubt have trouble putting his ideas into practice, i'll be sure to give it my best....Continua