Hamilton and Our Approach
"HamiltonRand" Scholet, the founder of THE AHA SOCIETY, did not begin studying Early American history with the purpose of highlighting Alexander Hamilton. On the contrary, his studies of Hamilton came at the very end of the journey. Alexander Hamilton did not appear to have much worth looking into. After reading five large books on Hamilton, it appeared that he had contributed some important things to America. By the tenth book, it became clear that he was one of the major contributors.
The “AHA” moment came after reading the 31st book on Alexander Hamilton – that he and George Washington “were the partnership that made America.” This story had to be told to the public at large. Alexander Hamilton deserved the credit for his extraordinary contributions to our nation.
But then another stumbling block appeared. Alexander Hamilton did too many outstanding things to quickly communicate what he did for us. And there is no one source that covers all the things he did. So the next journey for Rand Scholet was to find a way to capture the essence of Hamilton’s greatness in a couple of statements. After three to four months of 80 - 100 hour work weeks immersed in this quest, it appeared hopeless. Then at 4 a.m. on October 8th, an idea appeared: to use the IBM Executive Methodology that Rand used as an IBM Executive Consultant. This approach takes wide-ranging difficult situations and iterates the statements until they are proved true. Within an hour (at 4:57), the two statements with the associated proofs were completed!
In order to revise the historical record on Alexander Hamilton, THE AHA SOCIETY Founder had to go beyond writing yet another book about his life. Instead, he takes a unique methodological approach to examining Alexander Hamilton and the other Founding Fathers. Using graphs and measurable data, we get past opinions and “he said, he said” to take a look at pure facts. It is our goal to elevate ALL the Founding Fathers, known and unknown, but to be historically accurate in doing so. We look at what the Founding Fathers actually contributed within the context of building the foundations of the United States. The findings clearly demonstrate the claims – that Alexander Hamilton was Washington’s Indispensable Partner™ and America’s Indispensable Founder™.