I’ve mentioned before how much I love Ted.com.

Well, today I watched one that is worthy of your time.

“The Walk from No to Yes” by William Ury. Ury is a Harvard anthropologist who has been involved in important negotiations all over the world.

Out just today, I think it is no small coincidence that this comes on the heels of some rather tumultuous times.

And he proposes a new way of looking at negotiations when you are stuck in what seems an unstuckable position.

  • I studied negotiations with Gerald Williams at BYU Law School and we read two of Ury's books: Getting to Yes and Getting Past No. I love his idea of using Abraham as a guide to building bridges of understanding in Israel and Palestine.

    TED is great. Thanks for posting this video.