Back in Revolutionary France of 1789 it would be fair to say things were-
understanding how to tackle the uncertainly of social upheaval,
a clarity of thought to work through the complexity of revolution
and not a little agility to turn the ambiguities of the times to your commercial advantage.
Remember in Revolutionary France, we are back in the era of Madame Tussaud and her first wax figure of Voltaire in 1777 , Her death masks were held up as revolutionary flags and paraded through the streets of Paris. In 1794 she inherited a vast collection of wax models and spent the next 33 years travelling around Europe. Tourism was developing !