Doug Stone is a Managing Partner at Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches negotiation. Through Triad, he consults to a wide range of organizations, including Fidelity, Honda, HP, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Shell, the Nature Conservancy, and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. He has also taught and mediated around the world. Stone is co-author, along with Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen, of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Penguin, 2000), a New York Times Business Bestseller. His articles on negotiation and conflict resolution have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Management Consultant News, and IT Metrics, as well as in magazines like Parents and Real Simple. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, including Oprah, and was a key-note speaker at the 2006 World Negotiation Forum in Brazil. From 1988 to 1998, in addition to his teaching and consulting, Stone was an Associate and then Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, where he worked with Roger Fisher and other colleagues on advanced negotiation applications and on the development of negotiation theory.
- B.A. Brown University, 1980
- J.D. Harvard Law School, 1984
- Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (3d ed., 2023).