According to William Ury, it takes two sides to fight, but a third to stop. Distilling the lessons of two decades of experience in family struggles, labor strikes, & wars, he presents a bold new strategy for stopping fights. He also describes ten practical roles--as managers, teachers, parents, & citizens--that each of us can play every day to prevent destructive conflict. Fighting isn't an inevitable part of human nature, Ury explains, drawing on his training as an anthropologist & his work among primitive tribes & modern corporations. We have a powerful alternative--The Third Side--which can transform our daily battles into creative conflict & cooperation at home, at work, & in the world. Previously published as Getting to Peace Revised & updated for the Penguin edition "A masterpiece! ... Extremely pertinent in today's contentious world." --Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.Ury, William is the author of 'Third Side Why We Fight and How We Can Stop', published 2000 under ISBN 9780140296341 and ISBN 0140296344.