I just had lunch at my desk. And watched an 18 minute TED Talk – http://www.ted.com . In the past, I have applauded the value of TED Talks. And I’ve posted on a few favorites (December 29, 2016 and February 5, 2017). While I am frugal in my recommendations, today’s talk does not deserve frugality.
I just watched “The Walk from ‘No’ to ‘Yes‘” presented by William Ury – an American author, anthropologist and negotiation expert. Ury co-founded the Harvard Program on Negotiation and helped develop the International Negotiation Network. He is the author of numerous books including Getting to Yes which describes the method of principled negotiation and establishes the idea of a “best alternative to a negotiated agreement.”
Ury’s presentation touched on the divisive issues faced in the Middle East — between Israel and Palestinians (and others). And the religious strife in the region. And Mr. Ury offered ideas – that are being used today. In short, he reaches out to each one of us to become a part of the peace process. I know — sounds simple. But if you’re having lunch, you’re bored or you want to see how you can make a difference – please — invest 18 minutes and watch http://www.ted.com/talks/william_ury#t-1105977 The secret to peace is YOU. . . . .