Divide and Conquer
Definition: Divide and Conquer is a political, social or business strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one using the strategy.
Also called 'Divide and Rule'.
Elements of this competition approach are:
- Stimulating divisions, distrust, enmity and meaningless expenditures among other parties
- Rewarding parties who are willing to cooperate with the one having this strategy
The D&C concept can also be regarded as an economical principle to get the most out of all players in a market.
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