Bill Richardson, Kevin Bleyer

How To Sweet-Talk A Shark

Bill Richardson, Kevin Bleyer

Talk: How To Sweet-Talk A Shark

Eric Schmidt hosts Governor Bill Richardson at Google to talk about his new book, How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator. Gov. Richardson talks about how he's managed some of his trickiest negotiations (with people like Saddam Hussein, the North Koreans, and others) and shares stories from his work in some of the world's least-friendly places. His co-writer, Emmy-award winning Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer, also joins them.

Bill Richardson

William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III is an American politician who was 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003 to 2011. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration and has also served as a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

Kevin Bleyer

Kevin Bleyer is the multiple Emmy Award-winning former writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a contributor to President Barack Obama's speeches, a co-author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller Earth: The Book, Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution, and the co-author, with Governor Bill Richardson, of How to Sweet-Talk a Shark.

How To Sweet-Talk A Shark

Former governor of New Mexico and US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson has engaged in high-stakes, face-to-face negotiations with Castro, Saddam, the Taliban, North Korean leaders, Slobodan Milosevic, and many other of the world's "crazy people"--and done it so well he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times.

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