You might also be interested in looking into nonviolent communication.
Here is an interesting book about it,
So your nugget of wisdom is actually bad advice in real world, wrong analogy when arguing about separation of powers and checks and balances.
I have also heard great thing about Never Split the Difference (https://amzn.to/2KwiK6K).
Take this book:
If I search for '"Never Split The Difference" review', I want to find, well, people's reviews. Note that the book has several ratings on Amazon - it is a popular book.
Yet I found only perhaps 1 "honest" review in the first 2 pages of Google's results. Everything else I find reads like a promotion for the book.
Looking at Fakespot, there is some evidence of light tampering with Amazon's reviews on the book.
The reason I Googled it? I've read a few chapters and am appalled at the book. It essentially is trying to boost its popularity by trashing what is taught in well respected negotiation programs at top universities. But while repeatedly trashing that education throughout the book, he continually advocates strategies that are also taught by the same programs he is trashing.
Given that he continually bashes the most famous book on the topic (Getting To Yes), I wanted to see if anyone has done an honest comparison between the two - pointing out the author's somewhat dishonest stance. And I can't find it in the early Google hits. I see it only in the 1 or 2 star reviews on Amazon.
This is a book about negotiation written by a hostage negotiator. It was an eye-opener that I needed.
One of the key principles is that you don't accuse or attack (something I still need to work on myself).
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