Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes : Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in

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The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised 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 is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 160g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143118757
  • 9780143118756
  • 3,499

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This is by far the best thing I ve ever read about negotiation.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The authors have packed a lot of commonsensical observation and advice into a concise, clearly written little book.
A coherent brief for win-win negotiations.
Getting to Yes has an unrivaled place in the literature of dispute resolution. No other book in the field comes close to its impact on the way practitioners, teachers, researchers, and the public approach negotiation.
National Institute for Dispute Resolution Forum
Getting to Yes is a highly readable and practical primer on the fundamentals of negotiation. All of us, as negotiators dealing with personal, community, and business problems need to improve our skills in conflict resolution and agreement making. This concise volume is the best place to begin.
John T. Dunlop
This splendid book will help turn adversarial battling into hardheaded problem solving.
Averell Harriman
Getting to Yes is a highly readable, uncomplicated guide to resolving conflicts of every imaginable dimension. It teaches you how to win without compromising friendships. I wish I had written it!
Ann Landers
Getting to Yes is powerful, incisive, persuasive. Not a bag of tricks but an overall approach. Perhaps the most useful book you will ever read!
Elliot Richardson
Simple but powerful ideas that have already made a contribution at the international level are here made available to all. Excellent advice on how to approach a negotiating problem.
Cyrus Vance"
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About Roger Fisher

Roger Fisher is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus and director emeritus of the Harvard Negotiation Project. William Ury cofounded the Harvard Negotiation Project and is the award-winning author of several books on negotiation. Bruce Patton is cofounder and Distinguished Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project and the author of Difficult Conversations, a New York Times bestseller.
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41,522 ratings
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I bought a copy of 'Getting to Yes' in order to prepare for a negotiation competition in law school. I like the style of negotiation taught, and it was very helpful for the competition. It is also enjoyable to read, whether you read it cover to cover or just read sections that you are interested in. If you want to learn how to negotiate, this is definitely the book to purchase!show more
by Briana Pearse
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