A nonpartisan leg you can Take a stand on!


:: Mission ::

To build confidence, build solutions, and build consensus. 

:: Vision ::

To find nonpartisan treasure before the partisan prizefight.

:: Values ::

The software is neutral towards private and/or public sector solutions.

Boom !! Let's Eat Some Myths about Public Policy

What can all four sides support?


Wouldn't it be great to sit down and just figure it out?

Yeah, but cell phones are a lot easier


You can dip in on whatever interests you whenever you get a chance.

Three scoops of solutions


The three flavors are... 

Intriguing Intent :: Sizzling Singles :: Cool Combo 

Win/Win :: Win/Win

The Four Sides of the Ideological Table

:: VirtualCommittees™ Four-Top Table

In hospitality a table for four persons is also called a four-top.

You've heard the saying, that if only partisans took the time to eat together there wouldn't be all this dysfunction. That's why VirtualCommittees™ uses all these hospitality metaphors. VirtualCommittees™ will get you saying, "I never met-a-four top I didn't like."  

At the root of all politics, is how we spend our time and our money. Pretty much every other Topic comes after that. Most everyone usually sits on one side of the Table—until facts, stories, or values make them change their mind. That's what humans do—adapt. At least your ancestors did, or you wouldn't be here. They would have been dinner. Lions get hungry, too. 

The beauty of the four-sided model is that you will kinda agree on many matters with the person on either side of you. You may not agree very much with that person across from you. But here's the magic, you and that person across from you—YOU BOTH HAVE THE SAME WINGMEN. HOW BAD CAN S/HE BE? HA! And that goes for every woman and man at the table. So now we can have an adult, meaningful discussion on just about anything.  

Let's eat some myths about how every single bloomin' public policy discussion is intractable— 'cause it's simply NOT !! We've proven it, and you can prove it for yourself, too, in less than a quarter, month, or even a weekdepending on the Topic you're trying to solve. 

Not sure where you should sit? Which would your friends say you sound like more? "Don't tell me what to do" —or—"There should be a law." And, "We spend too much" —or— "We don't invest enough." Now when people who share these views can agree on something— it proves that not all public policy issues are intractable. 

If you still really don't know which side you sit, here's a one page worksheet.

The software automatically balances the views to be represented equally. No one is gaming the system. We weight the averages of each side to keep things balanced—think of it as the folded paper napkin you put under the base of a restaurant table to stop the annoying wobble. 

The software is neutral about passing a new law or getting rid of a law. Let the metrics speak for themselves. 

The Ideologically Balanced Table can solve other problems for you, too.

Are you ready to walk the nonpartisan talk? 

Then let's get you started with a VirtualCommittees™ license and start making public policy history.   [::]


Synergy is Good :: Silos are Lonely

:: You can put your Trust into many conversation places online ::

 Most social media is terrific for announcements, and information exchanges. These are two of the four kinds of engagement. But when it comes time to converge on an answer or to properly identify what the problems really are—that's when the going gets really tough. How do you separate the signal from the noise?

Cross talking on social media is rarely productive. Sometimes a better sounding idea dashes by but everyone is too distracted to give it the time it deserves. 

Do all four sides of the table gather and check facts together? 

Do they have decision making tools like:

 silent ideation, question-storming, idea walls, and team thinking? 

Do they rank solutions fairly? 

Do you even have a diverse enough group to get a robust hearing of the subject? 

Do those other places really warrant all the time you are putting into it? 

While you're busy doing that what could you be doing that's more productive? 

Endlessly debating public policies is like serial dating. 

Eventually, you really do need to commit to a decision. 

Isn't it time to move past the endless echo chamber? You can structure conversations on VirtualCommittees™ for lengths ranging from a Week, Month, Quarter, and a Year or longer.  

Perhaps, other social media is like being in the stands, and VirtualCommittees™ is like being on the playing field. A structured process with consensus-ranking is WAY more productive than paralysis by analysis. Some say 6 times more.  

What if we found what we could agree on first, instead of never-ever getting there?