- 1. We decide. Wedecide.
• We organize network-based collective decisions, i.e. decisions in which • you always decide whether to have direct influence (on the cost of forming an own opinion and being responsible) or if you want to be represented, and • all civil society actors may help you with representation and decision ease], • because we believe that good and legitimate decisions are necessary to have a good life and to save the world.
• With initial clients, we build demonstration cases and grow the project to a worldwide social movement.
• We develop and search first projects. Will YOU help us?
- 2. Collective decisions: Important yet nontrivial
Good and legitimate collective decisions are necessary • Extreme opposite: Failed states. • Institutional quality predicts systemic success.
Benevolent dictators do not work • Rich societies are too complex.
Grass-roots decisions do not work • Too much effort to decide everything.
Representative decisions cease to work • Depend on clear-cut group identifications. • Ceasing in Western societies. • Never-existing outside.
- 3. Solution: The Wedecide model
Meta-decision freedom • Everyone decides which decisions to decide, which to be represented
Actor-openness • Trust in every actor can be used for representation or decision ease
Compromise and more • Many options for decisions • Both online/offline access • Many systemic options
Trust deposit • Trust continuously stored, as base for representation and evaluation a.k.a. ‘Civil-society-based collective decision making’
- 4. Product
Product • Offering decision-making for a fixed period • Hosting of evaluations, trust, counting process • Secure backup storage • Help with constitutional adjustments
Price differentiation • By #users, #decisions • Non-profits vs. polities / for-profits
- 5. Markets
Starting with accessible organizations • Universities • Cities addressing migrants • Parties
Turning to large cases later • Public enterprises • NGO coalitions • Cities addressing citizens • Corporations
Perspective applications • Nation states • Supranational level EU, global (climate!)
- 6. Competition and market strategy
First-mover • Developer and first provider.
Imitation? • Threat: Idea and technological development can be copied
Counter-imitation strategy via network effects and public governance: Network effects • Especially for political actors. Legitimacy • Necessary for group motivation. • For-profit enterprises (e.g. FB) face conflicting goals.
Going public • The enterprise will be turned into a public enterprise governed by elected board members in a fixed schedule.
- 7. Use Wedecide.ch for YOUR project!
You are • an organization, group or coalition • interested in strong democracy for you and in general • open for new ways
You want • to grow through good and legitimate decisions • to grow the responsibility of your individual members
You have • more than about 300 individual members • internal trust relations and groups
We offer you • a platform to decide about representatives and issues • the activation of your members and internal actors • consensus orientation, stability and transparency
- 8. More information? • http://wedecide.ch • Hanno Scholtz (Founder) firstname.lastname@example.org +41 79 755 3227 linkedin/hanno-scholtz • André Golliez (Network Co-Founder)