Wow, I mean, WOW! Great article Lawrence! This is so timely with resepct to our current political climate. In fact, it’s precisely the reason why I’m building FourScore.io . Your approach to moving discussions forward is spot on. I also like how you’re not neglecting the opportunity to circle back to focus on the 10% of disagreements. As I’m sure you’ve already discovered, it is so much more productive to approach debate from a position of common ground. i.e. We both what to get to X. You say it’s best we go through Y to get there and I say its best we go through Z. From this point we can focus not on the shared outcome because that is the same for both but rather, focus on our reasons why our desired path is a better route.
Again, very good work. Looking forward to reading more of what you write. Thanks!