Awesome Blog Post on Salary Negotiation (Pete Leibman, Drew Brees)

Pete Leibman is a career nerd who has a passion for sports.  He just wrote a post titled What Drew Brees Can Teach You About Salary Negotiation.

I’m sure no one would pay me even $10 to throw a football… while Brees just signed a contract for $100M.

How did he do it? And what can you learn from it, to apply to your job search and salary negotation?  A lot more than I thought.  Pete’s post is awesome, so please go check it out.  I’ll list the main points here, but you need to read his original post to get the depth.

Lesson 1: Results

Lesson 2: Ripple Effect

Lesson 3: Revenue

Lesson 4: Rarity

Lesson 5: Right time/place

Lesson 6: Reputation

Again, Pete goes into depth… check out his post here.


  1. Pete Leibman on August 30, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Jason: Thanks for your shout-out, although I’m not sure how I feel about being called a “career nerd,” haha. I guess that’s what I am though 🙂 Hope you are well.

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