William Ury co-authored Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages. From there he has continued to publish award-winning books leveraging his experience as an expert on negotiation and mediation to help people reimagine the way they deal with conflict in their lives.

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How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict

The author of the world’s best-selling book on negotiation draws on his nearly fifty years of experience and knowledge grappling with the world’s toughest conflicts to offer a way out of the seemingly impossible problems of our time.

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Getting to Yes with Yourself

How to Get What You Truly Want

William Ury’s Getting to Yes with Yourself offers six proven steps to get what you really want in life. This book’s effective tips, strategies, and techniques can be used by everyone, every day, in every situation.

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Getting to Yes

Negotiating agreement without giving in

Since its original publication more than 40 years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict.

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The Power of a Positive No

How to say no and still get to yes

This award-winning book will show you how to assert and defend your key interests, how to make your “no” firm and strong, how to resist the other side’s aggression and manipulation, and how to do all this while still getting to “yes”.

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Getting Past No

Negotiating in Difficult Situations

We all want to get to yes, but what happens when the other person keeps saying no? How can you negotiate successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate customer, or a deceitful coworker? William Ury of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation offers a proven breakthrough strategy for turning adversaries into negotiating partners.

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The Third Side

Why We Fight and How We Can Stop

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. 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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Getting Disputes Resolved

Designing Systems to Cut the Costs of Conflict

Renowned mediator William Ury offers tested guidelines for designing a dispute resolution system to handle conflicts effectively on an ongoing basis. His four-phase process includes specific advice on involving adverse parties in diagnosing current problems, designing the system, and overcoming opposition to change. The result is a win-win formula for putting a system in place that contains the costs associated with conflict by addressing them as they arise.

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