西門慶文盲執法有招： 看不懂信， 雇人，沒有文憑，雇人，不同法律，有權。
西門慶財源半徑擴展： 先賺窮人錢，開藥店，放高利貸，收古董當品，他開店不坐店，賄賂外省皇族權貴是閃富的捷徑， 又開拓產品，船舶杭州絲綢，經營山東綢店，把瓶兒閑房當作店鋪，用別人的錢賺錢，房租皆免，絲綢本錢，兩月回歸。 自當上山東首腦後， 權財禮貢，免費騰升。
The illiterate Ximen has a skill to run jury without any experience. He hires people to read for him, he hires people with sounding resume. He doesn’t understand the law, he has power!
The money-sense Ximen has enlarged his business radius: he originally makes money from the poor, by running a drug store, engaging in loans, pawn, but bribery to the powerful people outside the village is a quick way to his riches. He then develops product lines, purchases silk from Hangzhou, ships to Shandong, use Ping’s empty house to open a silk store where he doesn’t have to pay for rent, in two months, he gets all his silk principle back.