Knowledge is Power

At Baconian, we draw inspiration from the great English statesman, scientist, and philosopher Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626). A counselor to Queen Elizabeth I of England, Bacon is best known for coining the phrase “Knowledge is Power” which remains as relevant today as it was in the 16th century.

Some scholars even believe that he was the true author of William Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare was a master at understanding and describing politics, power, and organizations – skills that are just as valuable in the business world today as they were in the Elizabethan era..

As a master of investigation, Bacon promoted inductive reasoning – the practice of drawing general conclusions from specific observations – over the Aristotelian approach of deductive reasoning. He even created a methodical Intelligence Process Cycle, which he described in his book “The New Atlantis.” In this book, he referred to explorers who brought valuable information as “Merchants of Light“.

Finally, Bacon’s contributions to the field of cryptography were also groundbreaking. He invented cryptographic methods for preserving secrecy, demonstrating his deep understanding of the importance of confidentiality in any kind of investigation.

At Baconian we are proud to follow in the footsteps of this great thinker and innovator. Let us put our knowledge and expertise to work for you, helping you make better business decisions and achieve your goals with our services.

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