Over at the Forbes blog, Kwame Christian at the American Negotiation Institute asks this question in a recent post before listing 115 such books, some classics are on the list (Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide for example) as well as some fairly recent books (Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything – which I believe to be the best negotiation book to come out in some time). This is a good question. Why don’t negotiation books by women get more recognition? Could it be that it doesn’t fit the narrative that women don’t or shouldn’t negotiate? Or are there just too many negotiation books out there? Whatever the reason, it’s nonsense to think that women can’t negotiate or don’t have advice to give (as our very own Andrea Schneider points out here). The list is informative for a number of reasons, and some of these are sure to populate my summer reading list.
Coming up with this list and publishing it on a high-profile blog is laudatory. I can’t help but wonder about at least one questionable oversight — how did none of Carrie Menkel-Meadow’s books make the list?