September 1, 2000
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, labour strikes, and wars, he presents a bold new strategy for stopping fights. He describes ten practical rules – 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 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, at school, and in the world.