If you are IQ 130+ and High Cunning (you have read books like The 48 Laws of Power and you aren't a hopelessly socially awkward autist)...

Manipulating people with IQs around 100 is easy, regardless of whether they are high cunning or low cunning.
The real challenge comes when you have to deal with people who are also IQ 130+ and High Cunning.

They are not dumb.

They are not naive.

Mortgage Banker:

You have to persuade average Joe (IQ around 100) to borrow money to buy a house, so that you can collect a fee/commission for originating the loan.
Whether or not it is actually in his best interest to buy a house is supremely irrelevant (if he fails to make loan payments and the loan goes bad, you don't care, since by the time that happens the loan will no longer be on your own balance sheet).
Executing this is EASY.

You only have to persuade 1 person to cooperate, and this 1 person has an average IQ (around 100) and is probably not more cunning than average.
Investment Banker (M&A):

You have to persuade a CEO (IQ 120+, High Cunning) to persuade his board of directors, to go along with acquiring another company...
...so that your bank can collect a fee/commission for being the middle man on the deal, thereby increasing your own annual bonus.
Whether or not it is actually in the best interest of the CEO and his company to go through with the acquisition is supremely irrelevant.
For the sake of getting a fee/commission for being the middle man on the deal, you must ensure that the deal closes the consequences be damned.
Executing this is HARD.

You have to persuade multiple parties to cooperate (CEO of buying company, board of directors at buying company, CEO of selling company, board of directors at selling company).

Each of these parties has a high IQ and is more cunning than average.

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