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The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop Paperback – September 1, 2000

4.6 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

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"A radically simple solution for conflicts ranging from family squabbles to international disputes".

-- Boston Sunday Herald

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An acclaimed negotiation expert and bestselling author asks:


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 describes ten practical roles each of us can play every day as Third Siders to prevent destructive conflict, including teacher, healer, witness, and mediator.

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-day 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.

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  • Grade Level : 12 and up
  • Item Weight : 6.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 251 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0140296344
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0140296341
  • Product Dimensions : 7.73 x 5.1 x 0.49 inches
  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Updtd & Exp Rev ed. Edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Reading level : 18 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 40 ratings
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