The Franchise Academy with Tom Scarda

Join Tom Scarda as he interviews Dr. Mehrad Nazari for his national podcast The Franchise Academy. Dr. Nazari divulges what it is like to be on all sides of a negotiation, how to better connect with people’s inner passions, and debunks assumptions about how negotiation being an aggressive haggling game. This episode is a must listen!…


Stories that Empower with Sean Farjadi

  Sean Farjadi, host of Stories that Empower Podcast, interviews Dr. Mehrad Nazari. Dr. Nazari experienced mistrust at the age of 8. He has invested his entire life and profession to understand and share his findings on the importance of trust, in his book “Enlightened Negotation: 8 Universal Laws to Connect, Create and Prosper”. Dr.…


Secrets to Holiday Season Mastery

This year (and hopefully for years to come) make your holiday season a rich experience without spending a dime.

The holidays are a time to be in a joyous celebrating mood, but they are also a time where many struggle with tough choices.

To Win A Negotiation? Get Mad - Response

Garbage In, Garbage Out: Response To WSJ Cover Story

Last week I received a number of emails, texts, and calls from colleagues and students sharing this Wall Street Journal article titled “To Win a Negotiation? Get Mad.” Being a negotiation expert, they wanted to know my thoughts about this headline article. 


Negotiate for the Win, Win, Win with Mehrad Nazari

Negotiate for the win, win, win. Mehrad Nazari, a frequent Guest Presenter at Rancho La Puerta, took a few minutes recently to discuss his book Enlightened Negotiation with me. Mehrad Nazari has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Behavior. His book is like a pot of gold at the end of a multicolored wellness rainbow. “Be strong…



Confucius says by three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter. The Kadampas were early Tibetan Buddhists known for their devotion to the principles of Dharma. They practiced righteous living: living every moment of…


Election Reflection

When we listen poorly or not at all, we have gaps in communication that can have costly results in our personal lives and in our society.


Camp David: Enlightened Negotiation in Action

While I had known about the use of specific Enlightened Negotiation laws and skills used in the negotiation, the parts of the play that touched me most were these appeals to humanity and the stress on the importance of human connection.