Sun Tzu said: 35. Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. 36. When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard. 37. Such is the art of warfare.
In business: 35. Do not swallow a bait offered by the competition. Do not interfere with a competitor that is returning to its core market. 36. When you surround an rival, leave a door open for him to retreat. Do not press a desperate rival too hard. 37. Such is the art of business.