Another thing that is clear, you can’t untangle knotty social discourses using a GANTT Chart. Project planning fails for deliberation, negotiation. Concentrated valuation sequences — they don’t work in a world of project planning that doesn’t allow things to go backwards.

In deals, things go backward all the time.

Get multi-stakeholder processes out of email and out of the structured project planning process.

Social Entrepreneurship

An important component of what we are doing falls in the domain of having an impact on social entrepreneurship and how it’s modeled and extended. More. To. Come

Thinking, Planning, and Acting

At its core, E-Nact! is a platform to accelerate and humanize multi-stakeholder thinking, planning, and action. Its design enables participants to step back from the swirl of day-to-day concerns and slow the process of consideration down so that their thought processes can rise to the meet the challenges and complex dynamics inherent in multi-party processes. Consciously choosing a safe place to think, consider, ponder, and explore, with the attendant capacity to express and delineate those thoughts is, we think, a unique design point.

We assert that successful group planning processes require an up-front investment in alignment — of language and the background of understanding, as well as of the sense of relatedness shared among the parties. Too often, the prevailing mindset of competition and confrontation becomes the mechanism that groups employ as the background for their interactions. This is not a fault, but merely a default. E-Nact! brings the unexamined approaches to light such that participants have the opportunity adopt a new mindset and new mechanisms for expressing and balancing interests, and doing so in a way that opens new possible horizons for solution that would not have been otherwise explored.

Action is intrinsic to E-Nact!’s design. Fundamentally, its purpose is to orient participants to follow through on the commitments they make as part of the process such that accomplishment of the intended outcomes is assured. E-Nact! introduces a literacy of action orientation that situates participants in state of balance and ease with regard to the outcomes from the process.

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.

Aligning multiple parties and stakeholders

This is the great challenge we face. Too often parties walk away with value that could accrue to them..left on the table, so to speak.

E-Nact addresses and solves the issue of diffused commitment from negotiated agreements among willing parties.  It addresses and solves issues of consensus-building that plague multi-party issues in areas such as alternative dispute resolution, and any kind of commercial real estate deal making (to give a few examples.)

Or E-Nact becomes a solution for use by the UN and the world’s ambassadorial corps to coordinate agreements — in a fraction of the time and with greater transparency than could ever be imagined at present.

We will provide many definitions and the tools with which these core ideas and heuristics can be reliably used.