In Getting Past No, Dr. Ury offers his unique five-step system to dismantle stone walls, disarm tough bargainers, deflect attacks, and dodge dirty tricks. Dr. Ury's method of breakthrough negotiation depends not on scoring a win over your opponent - but on winning him over. Getting Past No offers specific techniques and proven strategies designed to identify the problem, develop practical proposals, and invent creative options that satisfy both sides' needs.
Whether you're dealing with an unruly teenager or an office bully, Dr. Ury's method will help you gain control in even the most difficult situations. More than getting mad or getting even, Getting Past No will get you results!
©1991 William Ury; (P)1991 Bantam Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
Getting Past No contains many of the techniques and ideas that are fully developed in the original "Getting to Yes." If you are looking for a quick read, this is good - otherwise, I would go for the "full" version.
I needed a quick 'tutorial' before answering a difficult person that I am currently negotiating with. This was great. In 2 short hours, I had a pocketful of ideas which I used (and they worked!). It was very helpful to me. If the only available versions had been the longer ones (6 hours) , I probably would not have listened to anything, and not gained this valuable information.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
The book is Ok for a 2 hours listen, but I have read/listened to much better books. It starts very slow also yet gradually catches up.
This book has excellent information explained simply. It is a must have. The readers take a different approach reading the book. It is frequently interrupted with instrumental rings and chimes to identify points and sections. I found them annoying. They also used other voices for examples and stories which was new to me, but I ended up liking it.
I would compare this to a stripped down version of The Power of a Positive No.
I love the phrase "Don't get mad. Don't get even. Get what you want." Absolutely, hands-down, the most powerful message in this book.
No extreme reaction other than the constant amazement of the epiphanies I encounter through Mr. Ury's stories. True enlightenment.
William Ury is cool, calm and collected. His material, read through his mastery on the subject he's 'lecturing' on, is simply on point. His tone is perfection and his ability to speak with influence is amazing. I'm a big, big fan of this author.
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