From Research to Production

Our research method comes from the combination of those of David Hume, Adam Smith, and Plato:

  • The Hume-method establishes the feeling and motive behind the research. Does an economist want to solve financial crisis to save his own banking stocks? Or does he relly want to help society? This is the heart-method.
  • The Smith-method gets data to find patterns. Unlike modern research that gets recent data, Smith-data can go far back to the very start of recorded history. This is the brain-method.
  • The Plato-method compares the results of data to traditional knowledge and metaphysics. If there's something fishy, then dialectics will sort it out. This is the soul-method.

Our methods therefore are a maximization of human heart, mind, and soul for the purpose of solving really big problems.


1: Collection

Enlightened works that have matching ideas are collected. Those authors support each other.

2: Distillation

Chosen works are simplified to harmonize them with modern times.

3: Testing

Principles are extracted and into draft posts on Quora or our Medium blog to get feedback. If it's an app then it's testted here

4: Compilation

Refined principles make their way into a book

5: Development

Some principles enter the feature backlog of apps which must be of practical use

6: Deployment

Other ideas become vendible products, like Oil of Hope. For improvements, the process goes back to step 3.

Below is a list of authors whose works we build on

Semi-Enlightened Authors

  • Confucius
    • Analects
  • Musashi
    • Book of Five Rings
  • Quesnay
    • Le Despotisme de la Chine
    • Economic Table
  • Hegel
    • Phenomenology of Spirit

Wrong Authors

Put here as reference to snippets of popular ideas like Equilibrium theory, Social Contract, Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Synthetic A Priori (with Ontolody and Epistemology). We expose their fallacies immediately so that you won't have to waste time on them or spend so much effort to learn the wrong things.
  • Paul Samuelson
  • John Locke
  • Emmanual Kant
  • JB Say
  • David Ricardo
  • Thoman Mun
  • Karl Marx
  • James Mill
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Ayn Rand