The Fate of Dictators

There was in Wilno a historical marker, alongside the Moscow road, that
read
“On 28 June, 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte passed this way with 45 0,000
men.”
Then, on the other side, approached from the east, was a different
message:
“On 9 December, 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte passed this way with
900 men.”

–Alan Furst, “The Polish Officer” (1995)

 

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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