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William Ury: Getting to Yes by playing both sides

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by TD1973, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. TD1973

    TD1973 New Member

    William Ury presents himself as a negotiation expert. According to him, he took part in every big decisions around the world (such as the SALT I Treaty, the Balkans, Yugoslavia, the FARC, Venezuela). It seems that he is more of a clever manipulator who always manages to come out on top by taking credit for other people's work. He also has knack for appearing out of nowhere at the right time for the final photo op. What is little known is that he systematically double crosses his partners. Ury clearly plays on both side of the fence. And don’t worry, if you're getting too old, he will also know how to take care of your closed ones.

    And more on this guy:

    Goldman Sachs bank has chosen its new negotiator to handle a number of sensitive business in South America: William Ury. It is worth noting that Goldman Sachs is close to the current U.S. Presidential Administration, which is currently very concerned about the political turmoil in Venezuela. Remember that William Ury claimed to have work closely with Hugo Chavez.
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Ummmm, this is what negotiation is all about. You can't negotiate anything if you just talk to one side.
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  3. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old school Conservative

    In negotiations, you work for side A to get the best possible deal from side B. Win-win is nice, A win/B lose can be better, depending on the stakes you're playing for.

    In this case, I think this means he's alternately working for A against B, then B against A in the same negotiations, taking money from both sides, and one side may not know if/when he switched sides.

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