Reusable modules of implementation
Sofi gets its creative confidence from layers of human and artificial intelligence interacting with each other. The collaborative dialogue between humans and machines in the system is a powerful dynamic that allows Sofi to explore wider ranges of possibilities, along several paths at once. The collaborations result in implementations i.e. expressions of intent in the form of statements, promises, propositions, and contracts; in progressively larger contexts.
The thinking that goes into each implementation can be likened to the computational effort that goes into solving cryptographic puzzles. Therefore, newly 'minted' expressions may be written for one case, but also used in other cases; reusable like software code. After each case, reusable modules of implementation (RUMI) are published to object libraries, catalogued and indexed. Each new case provides insights around 'why-to' and 'how-to' promise certain types of demand and supply under certain conditions in certain markets; and why some contracts fail where others succeed, or vice versa.
When working on a case, Sofi always looks to see if there are implementations it can reuse. Just like judges and lawyers look up case law for judicial precedents, Sofi searches RUMI libraries for 'commercial precedents'. For example, when helping a municipality reduce the total costs of street cleaning while also 'reducing carbon', Sofi looks into similar cases, preferably in the same regulatory regime or landscape. This practice not only saves time and effort but also bolsters a case with the solid arguments already made based on evidence.
When Sofi opens RUMI files, it may also gain access to the analysis and research behind the annotations; minus whatever is kept hidden for reasons of confidentiality. The annotations and expressions, together give Sofi the confidence and speed in constructing arguments, proposing trades, and resolving gaps and conflicts on the new case.
Advisory firms – including those offering management consulting, legal and accounting services — are the major creative forces in the ecosystem. Not just the big, well-known firms, but also smaller, lesser known firms who get discovered like new artists on Spotify. Some RUMI are exclusively available to clients and hidden from public search. However, the majority are available to the broader public through various licensing and subscription options. The RUMI are an additional source of revenue for firms big and small, minus the costliness of putting boots on the ground.
Firms that supply the analysis and research for annotations, earn their own royalties and reputations. Academic institutions and think tanks also participate for their own natural purposes. Some RUMI become popular than others because of the ratings they receive from users and independent agencies. Some even become gold standards.
Seen from another perspective, entire families of contracts can be expressed through RUMI libraries, just like people can be expressed as DNA maps that provide insights into characteristic features and predispositions. In other words, contracts share genetic traits i.e. suffer the same structural costs and risks as others in the family. But also, some contracts have "lucky genes" that make them hardier and more resistant to those very same costs and risks.
Sofi uses RUMI to copy selected traits of contracts that survive extreme economic conditions and harsh regulatory environments. Just one trait could make a big difference to profitability or sustainability. By extension, because of RUMI libraries, enterprises can learn not only from others in the same business, but also other industries, geographies, and regulatory environments.