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Dec 12, 2015 This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus

QUOTE: An indaba is designed to allow every party to voice its opinion, but still arrive at a consensus quickly. It works because opinions and arguments can only be aired in a particular way: Instead of repeating stated positions, each party is encouraged to speak personally and state their “red lines,” which are thresholds that they don’t want to cross. But while telling others their hard limits, they are also asked to provide solutions to find a common ground.

Jul 15, 2009 When Do They Need a Fig Leaf?

QUOTE: For many parents, allowing a child to run around naked at home is perfectly natural, an expression of physical freedom that represents the essence of childhood, especially in the summer. But for others, unclad bodies are an affront to civility,... These clashing sensibilities can create conflict...

New York Times
Jun 13, 2007 Women Are Seeing More Parity in Divorces

QUOTE: For as long as divorce has existed, men have griped about their divorce settlements, but in reality, they've typically come out far ahead financially. No longer: Today, women are closer than ever to achieving parity — and then some.

Smart Money
Dec 25, 2005 The High Cost of Hiring Friends

QUOTE: It's a problem lots of us stumble into when doing business with family, friends or friends of friends. The usual steps you take when hiring somebody -- the estimates, the haggling, the references -- are bypassed. You figure you're safe with a friend. And then, it all comes back to haunt you.

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Feb 11, 2002 Top Agencies Quietly Raise Commissions From Writers

QUOTE: The largest literary agencies...have both quietly raised the commissions they charge authors to 15 percent...reflect the altered dynamic of the book business.

New York Times
Sep 01, 2001 Tactics & Strategy in Mediations and Negotiations

QUOTE: This article is about about handling [special education--Ed.] mediations and negotiations. These ideas are based on my experience in federal court class action sex discrimination in employment suits, administrative sex and race discrimination proceedings, and special education proceedings of all kinds.