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Remember Monica?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 10, 2018


Abby Ellin wrote about Monica Lewinsky in the WSJ of March 10, 2018. She wrote as a follow-up to a recent article written by Ms. Lewinsky for the current issue of Vanity Fair. In that article, Ms. Lewinsky accuses former President Clinton of “gross abuse of power” for his treatment of her. To this assertion, […]

The Need to Be Heard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2018


Mediation provides a safe space for two (or more) parties to discuss their differences. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine of 2/17/18 carried an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey is now a contributor to the long-running “Sixty Minutes”. What does Ms. Winfrey try to accomplish? “Once you feel heard, you are willing to hear […]

Mediation Counters Our “Worst Angels”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 18, 2018


Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser wrote an article in the current issue of Town and Country Magazine entitled “What Happens When Divorce Turns Into a Quest For Revenge?”. The article outlines some of the more outlandish behavior Attorney Wasser has seen in divorce actions. As she informs the reader, she advises her clients of the pitfalls […]

Mediation in the Open Spaces/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

February 2, 2018


I chanced upon a short video on Youtube dealing with how a park in Germany has become safer due to attempts to use mediation to create a positive environment. The guiding principle of the mediation program is “Conversation; not Confrontation”. The video is brief but shows the multi-faceted reach of mediation principles and their application. […]

The Sense of Entitlement/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 27, 2018


Katie Shonk wrote a piece for the Program on Negotiation (Harvard University) entitled “In business Negotiations, Eat Before You Negotiate”. Ms. Shonk points out that students who weer part of a study felt greater entitlement when they weer hungry than when they were well-fed. The reason for this attitude seemed to be based on the […]

Wisdom From a Former President/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2018


Jon Meacham, an historian and author, wrote a piece for the NY Times on December 29. 2017. His contribution was entitled: “Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency”. Mr. Meacham quotes President Eisenhower about leadership style: “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that, […]

The Challenge of Cynicism/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 26, 2017


In the December 26, 2017 edition of the LA Times, the author Noah Berlatsky wrote a piece entitled “The age of naive cynicism”. Mr. Berlatsky finds cynicism as being way too prevalent in our age. As he tells us, for those who believe the system is rigged, and things will never change, the resulting apathy […]