Although it has been around for a while, we here at iQ wanted to encourage our followers and friends to check out this amazing thread on Quora based on the question “What’s the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you’ve ever seen in business?”
Whether you’ve been to business school or not there are a ton of valuable lessons to be had reading this thread. To a certain extent it almost feels like the internet apologizing its thousand and first top 20 cats that look like people post with something intelligible and valuable to share.
The responses are varied and can be applicable to multiple scenarios. A few of our favourites include:
The story of how a Bromine producer at the turn of the 20th Century successfully thwarted predatory pricing from a competitor, which has risen to the top for good reason.
Buried further down the thread include how Oakley received a ton of free advertising by helping Chilean Miners.
How Jesse Livermore cornered the cotton market just to show that he could during wartime.