Signal distortion

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Manipulating or distorting common market signals to mislead your competition.

Key Elements


This can be a counter play to Weak signal analysis


It's like watching washing lines of foreign sailors to determine when a submarine fleet is about to set sail (a very old trick) ... you either develop magic technology to prevent people from watching or you buy Sailors tumble dryers. Remove the signal, don't try to hide it.[1]

Reporting financial information in a way that hides costs or margins for certain lines of business (Amazon AWS, Apple)

Publicly meeting with partners, financiers, vendors, or government agencies to suggest an impending deal.

Counter Plays

See Also

Gameplay Patterns