William Ury: The walk from “no” to “yes”

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am currently at an intimate summit in Colorado, surrounded by incredibly humbling minds. One of them is William Ury. He is one of the authors of the well-known book called Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Having been able to spend some time with William I can say that he is a mediator to the core and an impressively kind and deep man.

Do yourself a favor and watch William’s 20minute TED Talk in which he offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. left me with tears streaming down my cheeks..

  2. Bill is the most intelligent, compassionate, and insightful person that I’ve known. His work has huge influence on me in business negotiations and in how to communicate with respect. Meeting him at the Massive summit and watching him in action is amazing. I have a lot to learn from him.

  3. Hi swissmiss, Saudações! Assistência realmente úteis sobre este artigo informativo! É verdadeiramente as modificações pequenas que fazem a maior modificações. Muito obrigado um bom negócio para compartilhar!

  4. Tina, just saw this post and got incredibly jealous. Did you ever see the article I wrote for A List Apart last year on Ury’s book The Power of a Positive No? He has completely changed my life. http://www.alistapart.com/articles/no-one-nos-learning-to-say-no-to-bad-ideas/

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