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Alex Lee ENGL 101 Section 0101 7 February 2011 There Are Three Sides to Every Problem William Ury, an anthropologist who specializes in conflict negotiation, explains in his speech “Getting From No to Yes” the idea of “the third side” which is “us.” The third side is a relatively neutral and impartial negotiator, particularly in the case of intractable problems such as the situation in the Middle East. Ury expects his audience to be at least familiar with the issues; however, because his talk is at TED, he is probably directing his argument to an elite audience who might have some level of impact on the issue. Ury begins with a story about a father dividing up his camels for his three sons to inherit, and because they do not divide into whole numbers, a conflict arises. A wise old woman, by taking the “third side,” offers her camel in order to resolve the problem, namely the “18 th camel.” In the end, it did not really cost her anything because she got her camel back as the brothers figured out the problem. Accordingly, Ury explains that the
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2011 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Lyons during the Spring '11 term at UMBC.

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