Avoiding Quick Pay Offs
Disclaimer: requires an excessive dose of privilege
Anything which pays quickly (like a regular 9–5 job) is less exciting. It’s unlikely to pay dividends in the future.
Scenario 1 (quick pay off): Working for Apple in 1980 and getting paid £10,000 in cash
Value today: £48,000 (assuming you saved it all with 4% interest).
Scenario 2 (the long game): Working for Apple in 1980 and getting paid £10,000 in stock
Value today: £10M+