Productive debate is a lost art. To avoid contentious shouting matches or fights with family members or co-workers, many people opt to keep quiet. Yet avoiding debates deprives individuals of the opportunity to engage with new ideas and hit upon solutions they might not have found by sticking with their preconceived notions. In an engaging oration that will appeal to anyone who reluctantly shies away from heated conversations, champion debater Julia Dhar lays out what it takes to “disagree productively.”
In this summary, you will learn
- How to argue constructively and
- What organizations and politicians can learn from the structured format of debating contests.
About the Speaker
Julia Dhar co-founded the Boston Consulting Group’s behavioral economics and insights initiative BeSmart.