Category Archives: Business

Recent Innovations for Reaching Better Results at Lower Cost in Business Disputes

Peter W. Benner Two recent contributions to the dispute resolution field are reinforcing awareness of, and offering tools for,early and more favorable resolution of business disputes.  Both are available on the web: Planned Early Dispute Resolution (PEDR): Google “Planned Early Dispute Resolution” to reach the ABA Dispute Resolution Section website that describes the process and provides a download link to a pdf User Guide. Guided Choice Dispute Resolution System: gcdisputeresolution.wordpress.com The PEDR User Guide is a succinct 13-page “how to” digest fashioned by a Task Force of the ABA Dispute... Read More

Think Different About Business Disputes

The film Jobs recently chronicled what the Isaacs on biography did last year.  Steve Jobs was amodelof “disruptive innovation” whose work stood for how much can be gained when we “think different” (Jobsintentionally left off the “ly”…. to be different).  And the results for Apple have proven him a visionary—the object of fascination, and even the reverence, despite his foibles. As I practice as a mediator and arbitrator in business and healthcare cases, and teach dispute resolution in law schools, I encourage attorneys, their clients and law students to “think... Read More

“Thinking Different” About Business Disputes

The film Jobs recently chronicled what the Isaacson biography did last year. Steve Jobs was a model of “disruptive innovation” whose work stood for how much can be gained when we “think different” (Jobs intentionally left off the “ly”…. to be different). And the results for Apple have proven him a visionary—the object of fascination, and even the reverence, despite his foibles. As I practice as a mediator and arbitrator in business and healthcare cases, and teach dispute resolution in law schools, I encourage attorneys, their clients and law students... Read More