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Douglas Stone


Doug Stone is a founder and partner of Triad Consulting Group and a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught negotiation for almost 30 years.

Through Triad, he does consulting for a wide range of organizations, including Fidelity, Honda, HP, Merck, and Turner Broadcasting, and has lectured at Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Pixar. Stone has worked with journalists in South Africa; diplomats at the former Organization of African Unity; police and community leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts; and doctors at UN/AIDS and W.H.O. He has also done consulting for Teach for America, the Ford Foundation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the US State Department, the US Department of Justice, and the White House. Stone has taught difficult conversations for the justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as well as for 80 federal district court judges.

Stone is co-author of two New York Times bestsellers: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, which has been translated into more than 25 languages, and Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. His articles on negotiation and conflict resolution have appeared in Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Educational Leadership, Rotman Management Journal, and IT Metrics. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, including Oprah, and was a keynote speaker at the 2006 World Negotiation Forum in Brazil.

From 1988 to 1998, Stones was an associate and then associate director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, where he worked with Roger Fisher and other colleagues on the development of negotiation theory.

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