Beware the stalking horse

A “stalking horse” a screen traditionally made in the shape of a horse behind which a hunter can stay concealed when stalking prey.

Sometimes this strategy is used in business too.

You may be dealing with someone you consider harmless, whilst unwittingly dealing with a competitor or enemy.

By letting down your guard you open yourself to attack.

Be paranoid. Stay on your toes.

Beware the stalking horse.

Also published on Medium.