Friday, 12 December 2008

Negotiation

Our very own Isi has written a collection of stories called Eko Dialogue which made gripping reading for me. I was at once caught between laughing hard and saying "this is so true".

I hear you say: "explain the title of this post". Ok. I tried negotiating with her: my proposal was that I take 80% of the sale proceeds as my management fee (she has not yet agreed that I manage her, in fact, she is adamant that she does not want me); the company that I will specifically set up for the management will take 10%; my existing business will take 5%; and I leave her with the total of 5%. Is that not how it's done? I wonder why she's being so unreasonable.

For copies call: 0702-808-9176 (Please note: this number will change when she agrees to my proposal).


51 comments:

Isi said...

awww...i am glad u enjoyed it dearie!
thanks; but no! nothing for u!
i shall write hard, and 'eat' the money hard too - alone!
lol!!

Jinta said...

* isi - talk about being selfish...

Funms-the rebirth said...

ahn ahn, 80% to u, haba!

Shubby Doo said...

management fee ko...jinta u and your wayo maths...80% of the money for none of the work ke?...even pareto would have scorned u...lol...isi don't let the number change o...i'm calling 2 get mine next week :-)

Afrobabe said...

lol...Jinta, are the books available here in the uk? That number looks nigerian...I am really interested in getting one...

Jinta said...

* funms - that's the name of the game o

* shubby - ah. the heart of man (or woman). thot you of all people would habe been on my side

* afro - i believe she's making araangements to make them available here, however, you can buy me a 1st class ticket and i'll personally go get one for you. common, 'fro, you can do it.

OluwaDee said...

lol!
How Isi go give you 80%?

Buki said...

lol! 80% of the money to you eh? That is serious omo eko business o...but like she said "nothing for u"

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

wow! congrats to Isi!!

Shame on you for trying to take 80%. You dese Naija people sef! lol!

fantasy queen said...

80% ke
as for afrobabe i'm sure she'll be willing to charter a plane for you...
oleeee like you:)

i'll try and get my copy before christmas.

Jinta said...

* oluwadee - that's how we do it in showbiz

* buki - i believe there's a compliment in there somewhere

* ms sydelle - lol. there's no shame in trying to make money.

* FQ - ah beg, speak to afro on my behalf

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Shubby Doo said...

lol… jinta I am always by your side… but only when what you are doing is right o! u 2 u know say this negotiation pass awoof…lol

also methinks there might be a true softie inside this jinta persona of yours cos I would have expected u to finish my chrismas carol with a ‘bah humbug’ but u resisted… 4 that I say thank u ;-)… Merry Christmas

AlooFar said...

Bros, na wa o! ur own "share" too much.

I hope to get this book!

Afrobabe said...

lmao...So in addition to wanting 80% wich I chose to ignore, you now want a first class ticket abi....Ole!!!

FQ, don't even mind him..its truely a private plane I'll send...

Afrobabe said...

and Shubby doo...Please stop rubbing it in my face that you are going to naija!!!!!

Else I will personally call the airline and cancel ur booking!!!!!

darkelcee said...

Jintaaaaa......95% haba? UR coy go collect 10%, existing bus 5% on top wetin?

When you no be ibo man? Calm down oh Yoruba people no dey get sharp business sense reach that side.

Jinta said...

* shubby - i would blush but i'm too dark

* alooFar - na so we dey do for show biz o

* afro - ...and i was already falling in love with you...

* darkelcee - becksy, no be ibo man alone like money o

In my head and around me said...

You are not greedy at all. Just 80%? You should have gone for 99.9%

Buttercup said...

80%...hahaha...thats smart tho, cos after the negotiation, u just might end up with half of that..lol..

i have to look out for the book, heard bout it somewhere else..

Jinta said...

* in my head - is no one going to take my side?

* buttercup - oh thank you!! you're the first person to see my point

doug said...

First time here. Nice blog dude. And yeah the whole of blogsville has inundated me with the news about Isi's book.lol
Talk about great advertising! I feel you on the deal you made, man. It sounds reasonable to me. Don't know what the babe is still waiting for.

doug said...

P.S I wrote that before I read your last comment :D Great minds huh?

Jinta said...

* doug - thank you doug. it takes a man to fully understand how goes it

rethots said...

Well, maybe you didn't psyche her well. Let me go try......i will consider giving you 1.38% of the profit after TAX.

Shubby Doo said...

@afrobabe - ehnnn?! ok o!...i'm starting to side with jinta after your comment to me...why you 2 no fit fly am to nigeria to collect one book for you...na small thing now...not doing so is just mean!!! :-P

Jinta - no mind afro abeg...lol

soul child said...

lol!

esquire said...

True busyness (sic) man! LMAO!

Queen of My Castle said...

Oga!!!! How now?

You're so silly. 80%? Really? LOL

Congrats to Ms. Isi

Jinta said...

* rethots - i'm begining to think you're more of a shark than i

* shubby - dont know if i should be glad or apprehensive - this one where you change sides so easily.

having said that, well done for decamping and crossing over to our political party

* soul child - coming to look for you

* esquire - thank you. we are an unappreciated bunch nowadays

* QomC - queen!!! where have you been? i came looking and i was locked out of your blog. thank goodness i didn't go all the way to houston, i would have had to sleep in that place where you have those giant bronze bulls (i'm sure there's a name for it - lol)

princesa said...

Oh! You just reminded me that i was supposed to have called.

Oyin said...

umm, huh...what but y 80?

Queen of My Castle said...

Maybe you should have come to Houston...

beautiful soul said...

WOW.. WHEN DID YOU RETURN TO THE BLOG WORLD. I want a copy of this book o. willing to post it to me in Colombia? Gracias.
PLus.. asking for 80% is very sensible. you are Nigerian and Greed is our thing.

Afrobabe said...

Compliments of the season...

Omosewa said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!! Mwahhhhhh(wettest one yet, lol).

Doja said...

Happy New Year.

Buttercup said...

happy holidays!

deola said...

Nice blog!

'Yar Mama said...

Happy New Year. Your blog was one of my favourites in 2008. Thanx

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Happy new year!

Marjoram said...

happy new year

Writefreak said...

Ah lol, you're not even asking for too much- just 80 percent! Will look out for the book! Abeg, who was the publisher? Desperately looking for one for my book. Can you hook a sister up?
Happy new year!

For the love of me said...

Update. Sir.

dScR?Be said...

Happy New Year Oga...

OluwaDee said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Oya put up a new post.

LG said...

knock' knock anybodi home????????
egbon se'owa'pa??????

FFF said...

i called the number u provided & will be getting my copy by tomorrow. Hurray!!!! thanks jinta 4 dat advertizing. wen i do get to publish my novel, i know how to come to 4 marketing.

note: am really enjoying marriage oh. but i understand better how d end of any marriage must hurt like hell. oh, & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

miz-cynic said...

me i dont know o i always drop comments here but i neva see them ...i hope its not some form of conspiracy

Jinta said...

~ miz-cynic ~ must be your unseen enemies. lol