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Dr Mark Young

Dr Mark Young

Dr Mark Young is an independent consultant, trainer, writer and lecturer on mediation and negotiation skills for individuals or organizations. As the president of the company Rational Games, Inc, he has served clients in the public and private sectors in the US, UK, and Germany since 2000.


Dr Mark Young gained his doctorate at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and has written numerous publications on business ethics and decision making.

Before becoming president of Rational Games, he served as a corporate lending officer at Chase Manhattan Bank, a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Company, a partner at Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance, and a trade negotiator in the US Department of Commerce.

He teaches Ethics and Negotiation at GISMA Business School.

Selected Publications

  • Rational games: a philosophy of business negotiation from practical reason. Praeger Pub Text.
  • Introducing Cool School: Where Peace Rules and Conflict Resolution can be Fun, By Young, Killen, Lee-Kim, and Park, International Journal of Game-Based Learning – 2(4), 74-83, October-December 2012
  • In Practice. Sharks, Saints, and Samurai: The Power of Ethics in Negotiations, By Dr. Mark Young, Phd, Negotiation Journal April 2008
  • The Rhythm of the Deal: Negotiation as a Dance, By Dr. Mark Young and Erik Schlie, Negotiation Journal April 2011
  • Of Power In Paradise: An Answer To Kagan, By Mark Young, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Theory & Event, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2005
  • Playing Red and Playing Blue: The 1990–94 Negotiation Miracle in South Africa, By Mark Young, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, International Negotiation, 12 (2007) 295–310
  • Playing With Icebergs: Negotiating Improvisationally, by Mark Young and Jay Rhoderick, Ivey Business Journal, January / February 2014
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