A $200 million lesson

Founders never know if they’re going to end up making millions, but there’s one lesson some of them have learned the hard way: don’t undervalue the present just to save money.
When Phil knight needed a logo for Nike, he paid a woman $35 for the design. He didn’t pay her with stock. That was a smart move!
On the other hand, the graffiti artist who painted the walls of Facebook several years ago made $200 million with the IPO. He was offered to get a few thousand bucks in cash, but he chose the stock. ($200 million!)
Don’t undervalue today just because you’re in need. Think about the long term value you’re going to create. You don’t want to regret such a move in the future.