Hehe, I promise, the title wasn’t a click bait.
If you did any religious study, you should remember the story of Jacob and Esau and how Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a meal, it so happens that the co-founder of Swiftkey went through the same experience, the only major difference is that he sold his birthright for way worse – a bicycle!
Confused? Don’t be.
This week, reports had it that one of the co-founders of Swifkey, Chris Hill Scout cashed in his stake in the company (SwiftKey) for a bicycle! Meanwhile, the two co-founders, Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlockare are now millionaires after Microsoft bought Swiftkey for $250 million.
So why did he cash in his stake for something as insubstantial as a bicycle? According to IBTimes, the fact that he was putting in so much work and long hours coupled with the lack of salary was too hard to handle so he left to design websites for the government. Meanwhile fast forward to 2016, the two co-founders are now millionaires after pocketing $25 million each from the sale to Microsoft, I can bet that if Hill Scott had known this would happen sometime in the future, he would have thought twice.
Moral of the story: From Struggle comes success – if you give up at the first sign of struggle, you are not ready to be successful
Assignment: (I feel like a Sunday school teacher ) Based on today’s story and also based on true life story, What advice will you give to someone like me who got a N7 million offer for a really huge stake in MissTechy?