The Art of Exploiting Credulity

How Victor Lustig exploited it to sell the unsellable

Mentalcodex | Julfi
3 min readAug 8, 2023

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April 1925, 5 men are gathered in a lounge at the luxurious Crillon Hotel in Paris.

They’ve secretly been selected to discuss the greatest deal of the 20th century…

The sale of the Eiffel Tower.

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Mentalcodex | Julfi

Power dynamics expert. I share essays and historical case studies about Human nature and its relationship with power.