Summary of Dare to Disagree

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Conflict that generates discussion ultimately leads to better solutions.


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Getting people to embrace a different view is difficult, even when children’s lives are at stake. This is what Dr. Alice Stewart discovered when she undertook a 25-year battle to persuade the medical community to stop X-raying pregnant women. With this engaging story, seasoned entrepreneur and author Margaret Heffernan begins her valuable TED Talk about the necessity of conflict to force better solutions and drive change. getAbstract recommends Heffernan’s lecture to people in all fields and from every walk of life because “constructive conflict” leads to sounder solutions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why promoting change is difficult
  • Why “constructive conflict” is valuable
  • How to foster it in the workplace


In the 1950s, Dr. Alice Stewart, an epidemiologist, studied the
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About the Speaker

Corporate speaker Margaret Heffernan is the former head of IPPA (now Pact), a film and television producer trade association. She is a former CEO of several e-commerce companies. She wrote Willful Blindness.

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    Abdul Niyaz 10 months ago
    just one dis agreement by apj abdul kalam with his teacher in early school days paves the way to become one of the most prominent and isnpirational nuclear scientis of india.

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