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03-01-15 : William Ury on Getting to Yes with Yourself: And Other Worthy Opponents

To the BATNA, Robin!

We're in a post "win-win" world. Some 35 years ago William Ury, with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton, wrote the book 'Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In,' re-defining the art of negotiation. The idea of working not as opponents, but allies seeking a similar goal from opposing perspectives, is now familiar to us. But as often as not, it's still a tough row to hoe.

In the interim, William Ury has been busy, helping governments, corporations, unions, individuals, in essence, the world work together towards a variety of common goals. He's written a passel of sequels to the original work, fleshing out the ideas and helping readers hone their art as he has done for himself.

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