Stratagem 32: Open the Gate of an Undefended City or The Empty City Stratagem


Deliberately displaying a weakness conceals a true vulnerability.


To avoid the expense of a baby shower, spread the false rumor that you have a terrible fear of babies.


Pretend to fix the issue or placate your opponents so that they A) seem silly to continue their protests when you have clearly given them a remedy, forcing them to B) go along with your original plan in which you did not in fact change a single detail.

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