Stratagem 28: Remove the Ladder After Your Ascent or Lure the Enemy onto the Roof, then Take Away the Ladder or Cross the River and Destroy the Bridge


Leading someone into a trap and then cutting off their escape leaves them at your mercy.   


When a mild-mannered minor celebrity talks their partner into signing a NDA and then turns the tables once the ink is dry.   


Do not get into a situation before you know A) if there is an exit and B) where the exit is.

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