Getting Your Way
Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World
By (author) James M. Jasper
Getting Your Way by James M. Jasper
Book DescriptionGetting other people to do what we want is a useful skill for anyone. Whether you re seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you re engaged in strategic thought and action. In such moments, you imagine what might be going on in another person s head and how they ll react to what you do or say. At the same time, you also try to pick the best way to realize your goals, both with and without the other person s cooperation. "Getting Your Way" teaches us how to win that game by offering a fuller understanding of how strategy works in the real world.As we all know, rules of strategy are regularly discovered and discussed in popular books for business executives, military leaders, and politicians. Those works with their trendy lists of pithy maxims and highly effective habits can help people avoid mistakes or even think anew about how to tackle their problems. But they are merely suggestive, as each situation we encounter in the real world is always more complex than anticipated, more challenging than we had hoped. James M.Jasper here shows us how to anticipate those problems before they actually occur by recognizing the dilemmas all strategic players must negotiate, with each option accompanied by a long list of costs and risks. Considering everyday dilemmas in a broad range of familiar settings, from business and politics to love and war, Jasper explains how to envision your goals, how to make the first move, how to deal with threats, and how to employ strategies with greater confidence.Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Rosa Parks, Hugo Chavez, and David Koresh all come into play in this smart and engaging book, one that helps us recognize and prepare for the many dilemmas inherent in any strategic action."
Buy Getting Your Way book by James M. Jasper from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780226394756
(239mm x 186mm x 28mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James M. Jasper
Social Movements Reader, Paperback (December 2014)
Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world.
Protest, Paperback (September 2014)View all books by James M. Jasper
Every day around the world there are dozens of protests both large and small. Most groups engage the local police, some get media attention, and a few are successful.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Getting Your Way book by James M. Jasper and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - James M. Jasper
James M. Jasper teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His previous books include "The Art of Moral Protest" and" Restless Nation: Starting Over in America, " both of which are published by the University of Chicago Press.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.