Napoleonic Code of Risk, Rule #2

Rule #2: Don’t Resist Change

The school at Brienne which Napoleon attended with the help of his parents and a Corsican Governor, Count Marbeuf, who was sympathetic to the Buonopartis.

Life throws us surprises and you have to keep your head as best as you can (in Napoleon’s case, this was figuratively true).

After graduation from the “West Point” of France, the Royal Military Academy, a young Napoloeone di Buonaparti (as he still thought of himself), harbored a dream of a free and independent Corsica.

Soon after Napoleon returned home however, political rivals set fire to the Buonaparti family home.

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