A Place to Stand

E-Nact! starts with a fundamental principle:

Coordination and collaboration for the sustainable well-being of all will be the fundamental operating principle of all governments, economies, and communities.

This is the meta-level issue we are addressing. We would assert this is not the case today. We further assert that recognition of how this is not the case — that a level of awareness more broadly engendered in the culture would represent a win for humanity and for the planet.

We seek to implement technology that recognizes the exquisite capacity that human beings possess to communicate, to express. Technology too often drifts into replacing human expression and capacity; we seek to leverage and amplify these fundamental capacities.

From inaction to enaction

It seems obvious but it’s an effective originating premise. From in action to enaction.

We work on developing the right terms, and terms that spring to hand as people work through the model of thins kind of enlightened settlement process. We are going after the apparent inaction – the status quo doubling down and locking up.

We are the people who build a bigger model. Would you like to join us?

Michael Sussman and Olivia Parr-Rud on Integrating Collaboration with Competition in business government and society

A treat — a far-reaching discussion of the new approaches called for by an ever-complexifying commercial and social sphere.

Quantum Business Insights | VoiceAmerica™.


One of our objectives is to get people out of email when working with critical issues. That would be a win.


Presently we are developing a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding proposal for the National Science Foundation in the U.S. The SBIR program requires participants to conduct a feasibility study; to develop an experimental platform for their innovative concept and collect data about its viability. This process is an interesting counterpoint to the more prescribed software start-up process of iterative development based on pursuing perceived markets until the product’s capabilities align with consumer demands or needs.

Pursuing this scientific approach has focused us on the isolating the significant variables that constitute the value in the product. By pursuing a data-driven approach, the presumed value that we have “hypothesized” that resides within E-Nact can be systematically revealed, tested, and measured. Unexpected results and values can be worked iteratively into the product’s design, and we can proceed knowing that the product is validated as providing value when contrasted with a baseline set of control activities.

We believe E-Nact provides transcendent value as a product and methodology with a fundamentally novel approach to facilitating and guide group in an on-line domain. We’re looking to use science to abet our narrative about the advantage we think E-Nact provides.


Deal making and resolution is one of the use cases for E-Nact! In some ways it is a root case in terms of the real-world process it was conceived as untangling: deal making in the short line rail industry.

This is intrinsically multi-party, and intrinsically complex give all the real constituencies that must be served.

From experience, we see the number one impediment in that arena — complex multi-party deal-making convening numerous public and private entities — is a consistent complaint:  the “not doing small deals because they take as much time as the big deals” syndrome. The friction and overhead involved in the process scales upward when you add multiple parties. And the patterns for the existing resolution and deliberation model is fixed on multi-year cycles, not 60 day sprints to movement that we’re talking about with E-Nact!

We have built E-Nact to address the overhead component of complex deal making, and consensus building. It is a reliable process that enables all parties to maximize their interests — transparently and in agreed-to running order. Value conveys from this maximization of interest.