Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"Getting to Yes"

One of my vague intentions for this afternoon/evening was to re-reread "Getting to Yes" in preparation for next week's mediation competition. I know at one time I owned and read "Getting to Yes." However, at this time, on my shelves, I can only find:
  • Getting Past No
  • Getting Together, and
  • Getting to Maybe.
The first two are "sequels" to "Getting to Yes." The third is a book on writing law school exams.

I think I may have lent out "Getting to Yes." Anyway, all you need to remember from "Yes" is "BATNA" and "don't be a huge asshole." Right?


At 7:32 PM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Aporia said...

I wonder if anybody can contribute to the sequence?

I'd like to write "Getting to FUCK YOU" or Why Don't You Both Enjoy a Frosty Mug of SHUTTHEFUCKUP?

At 10:00 PM, October 11, 2005, Blogger arguchik said...

LOL--i'd buy those books. hell, i'd *sell* those books.

never heard of "getting to yes," though, much less its actual sequels. are they all about mediation and law? wait a minute...it's coming back to me...i think i saw that book at your house or in your car at some point, and you said it was about...mediation? which makes sense, i guess.

At 8:53 AM, October 12, 2005, Blogger velvet_rut said...

"mediation competition"?

ha ha ha ha ha ha...

good luck!


At 9:09 AM, October 12, 2005, Blogger ohplease said...

Oh crap, the book might be in my car?? Well, it's all over then...

Yeah. Mediation. Competition. The irony is not lost on the organizers, who make that joke pre-emptively. A lot. Maybe a little too much.

At 3:38 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger velvet_rut said...

i still think it's twisted. it's one of those twisty-hostile things that gives irony such a bad name. how about a "mediation in"?

i have a suggestion for a new orleans-specific publication: _getting to "yeah, you rite"_. these folks down here could use that right now.

i'm going back to the hills for a few weeks. too much raw pain.

At 7:00 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger ohplease said...

Yeah, the "Mediation Competition" is definitely a very *grudging* accomodation of alternative dispute resolution within the Debate-Boy culture of Moot Court.

It's been good reading you on the current state of New Orleans, but my reading enjoyment of course takes a back seat to your psychic survival.

I must blog more soon about my Buddhist/Jewish torts professor. I think you'd enjoy him. He has a nice article on law as the allocation of misery.

At 9:14 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger arguchik said...

wow...law as the allocation of misery. i need to meditate on that for a bit.


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