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POSSIBLE: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict – New Book by William Ury (video)

About the book

How can we survive—and even thrive—in this age of conflict?

Negotiation expert William Ury, coauthor of the best-selling Getting to YES, introduces a transformative mindset in his upcoming book, Possible: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict (to be published by Harper Business on February 20, 2024).

Drawing on 45 years of experience, Ury presents an actionable framework, a “Path to Possible”, for navigating conflicts of any scale—from boardroom battles to large-scale international conflict —by sharing a range of personal stories intermixed with practical takeaways.

Whether you’re facing a family feud, a workplace dispute, or a political crisis, Possible will help you turn any challenge into an opportunity.

Equal parts memoir, manual, and manifesto, Possible empowers us all to be “Possibilists”: those who believe in the human potential to transform today’s toughest conflicts creatively and constructively.

About the Speaker

William Ury, cofounder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known experts on negotiation and collaborative problem-solving. He has served for more than four and a half decades as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts from labor disputes to boardroom battles to partisan political conflicts and wars in the Middle East, Ukraine, and around the world. He is the author of many award-winning books include Getting Past NoThe Power of a Positive No and Getting to Yes with Yourself. His latest book Possible is the subject of this book talk.


William Ury

William L. Ury co-founded Harvard's Program on Negotiation and is currently a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is the author of The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No & Still Get to Yes, and co-author (with Roger Fisher) of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement… MORE >

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