From Paul van Zoggel´s concept: “Napoleon did not need an encyclopedia, he needed a roadmap”
I thought that what Napoleon really needed was somewhere in between, a tour-guide! Or at least a travel guide!
I instantly thought of the fictional Hitchhikers´ guide to the galaxy because of the fun way to display information and the way it is used. You ask it a question and receive a concise answer, then you have the option to expand it or keep things simple. The main ideas are created by a specialized team and the rest of the content is added and edited by a community of users.
It would go from basic terms, like in the concept "Founders dictionary" www.foundersdictionary.com to whatever the community wants to share!
The format would be a Wiki-style in terms of editing and linking articles, with something a bit more attractive/visual as the main interaction area for finding information.