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The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop

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ISBN13: 9780140296341
ISBN10: 0140296344
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According to William Ury, it takes two sides to fight, but a third to stop. Distilling the lessons of two decades of experience in family struggles, labor strikes, and wars, he presents a bold new strategy for stopping fights. He also describes ten practical roles--as managers, teachers, parents, and citizens--that each of us can play every day to prevent destructive conflict. Fighting isn't an inevitable part of human nature, Ury explains, drawing on his training as an anthropologist and his work among primitive tribes and modern corporations. We have a powerful alternative--The Third Side--which can transform our daily battles into creative conflict and cooperation at home, at work, and in the world.

Synopsis:

The co-author of "Getting to YES" asks, "Are we doomed to fight?" Distilling the lessons of two decades as a negotiator, Ury presents a bold new strategy for stopping fights and describes ten practical roles that each of us can play every day to prevent destructive conflict.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-244) and index.

About the Author

William Ury is the co-founder of Harvard's Program on Negotiation, where he directs the Project on Preventing War. One of the world's leading negotiation specialists, his past clients include dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as the White House and Pentagon. Ury received his B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard. His books Getting to Yes and Getting Past No have sold more than five million copies worldwide.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Are We Doomed to Fight?

I. What's the Alternative?

1. The Third Side

II. But Isn't Fighting Human Nature?

2. The First 99% of Human History

3. The Last 1%

4. The Recurrence

III. How Can We Stop?

5. Prevent: Provider, Teacher, Bridge-Builder

6. Resolve: Mediator, Arbiter, Equalizer, Healer

7. Contain: Witness, Referee, Peacekeeper

Conclusion: It's Our Choice

Next Steps

A Road Map to The Third Side

End Notes

Index

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DeEtte, July 10, 2009 (view all comments by DeEtte)
Great down-to-earth techniques on conflict resolution and creating peace. Lots of stories about how it works in families and in the workplace.
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lavonsch, September 24, 2006 (view all comments by lavonsch)
Well written and keeps reader interest. Wish we could live in a world of peace.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140296341
Author:
Ury, William L.
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam
Author:
Ury, William L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Conflict Resolution
Subject:
Conflict management
Subject:
Cooperativeness
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Business-Careers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
90-16
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.73x5.10x.49 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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