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WHAT YOUR BEST EMPLOYEES WANT

Tracking

We have reliable, established systems to measurethe things that are most important to us.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.—Aldous Huxley

It has been called “the best statistical graphic ever drawn”1 depicting one of “the most lethal military operations in world history.”2

“It” is a chart, or, more precisely, a flow map.

The subject is Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia of 1812, known in Russia as “The Patriotic War of 1812,” and commemorated by Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and by Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

This flow map was conceived and designed by French civil engineer Charles ...

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