When you think about the word ‘innovation’ in the context of history, it could be considered an oxymoron – new ideas born centuries ago that persuade the way we operate today. When reflecting on history, innovation might be defined as a survival technique; a method of self-preservation with high risks for failure looming in the background. History shares several examples of innovation that in some instances produce total shifts in paradigms. “Modern strategic organizations” employed by Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, during the French Revolution wer...
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