The 3rd Alternative

  • by Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by Breck England
  • 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A legacy work from the multimillion copy best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -hailed as the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century - The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving. One of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Dr. Stephen R. Covey has helped millions transform their lives. In The 3rd Alternative Covey turns his formidable insight to creative problem solving, presenting a powerful new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions to great challenges in organizations and society.
The 3rd Alternative transcends the traditional solutions to conflict - my way or your way - by forging a path toward a creative solution - a third option - that is far better than what either party proposes. Covey profiles in this work a wide range of innovative 3rd Alternative thinkers in fields including business, politics, law, education, policing, health, and family. Through stories and examples, Covey tells listeners how to build strong relationships with diverse individuals based on the notion of winning together and demonstrates how this can generate innovative solutions and growth.
Beyond compromise, beyond mediation, The 3rd Alternative represents a radical, creative new way of thinking. Dr. Covey considers this his legacy work - a groundbreaking, but practical work that demonstrates why 3rd Alternative thinking represents the supreme opportunity of our time.


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Customer Reviews

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The baby steps for a peace maker and world changer

Would you listen to The 3rd Alternative again? Why?

Yes. I like the narrators voice because its like I'm listing to a wise man pouring his life knowledge in to my head. It grabs my attention and motivates me -

What other book might you compare The 3rd Alternative to and why?

7 Habit of highly effective people

Did the narration match the pace of the story?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This book will shatter your ideal of compromise being the best way to handle strong or minor differences.

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- Amazon Customer

Hard to listen to.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator tried to sound like Stephen Covey but his lows were too low and I found myself adjusting the volume throughout.

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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio