Understand Things and Succeed in One’s Endeavors
This term means to find out the truth of things, and act accordingly to succeed in what one does. Kaiwu (开物) means to reveal the truth of things and understand their intrinsic relations and rules. Chengwu (成务) means to use proper methods to do things successfully according to their intrinsic relations and rules. This was a perception and guide to action that the ancient Chinese learned from The Book of Changes and everyday life, which they used to understand the world, change the world, and serve themselves. This concept represents a fundamental principle of social science.
The Book of Changes aims to reveal the truth of all things on earth, point out how to handle affairs, and do them right. It covers the basic rules governing all things on earth. (The Book of Changes)