Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope the week has been kind to you and you have something fun planned for the weekend. Today I just wanted to share a couple of articles that I found useful for learning about negotiation. Many people find negotiating intimidating, so sharing tips is always a good thing.

I like this Lifehacker article on how showing a little appreciation can improve your negotiations. Also from Lifehacker is a useful article on 5 tips to negotiate better.

I think my favorite book on negotiation I’ve read is Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever’s book, Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want. I found it useful, especially when it comes to negotiating for me and not on behalf of someone else, and maybe you will find it useful, too. What are your favorite tips and resources to become better at negotiating?

And, since it is Friday, we should end on something fun. How about e-reader versus octopus? I’m on Team Octopus, just saying.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend filled with lots of summer fun. I’ll be back next week with more. Allons-y!