Information is the key to gaining a strategic advantage in a distributive negotiation . You should do your best to guard your information carefully and also try to get information out of your opponent. To a large extent, your bargaining power depends on how clear you are about your goals, alternatives , and walk away values and how much you know about your opponents'. Once you know these values, you will be in a much stronger position to figure out when to concede and when to hold firm in order to best influence the response of the other side.
In the context of a near-ring , which removes the commutativity of the additively written group and assumes only one-sided distributivity, one can speak of (two-sided) distributive elements but also of antidistributive elements . The latter reverse the order of (the non-commutative) addition; assuming a left-nearring (. one which all elements distribute when multiplied on the left), then an antidistributive element a reverses the order of addition when multiplied to the right: ( x + y ) a = ya + xa .