Once Onassis the Greek shipping tycoon made a peanut seller an offer. He grabbed a handful of peanuts and asked the seller to guess if the peanuts in his hand were odd numbered or even. If he guessed right Onassis would pay him a bundle otherwise he would take away his entire stock. The seller dismissed the offer. Onassis tried to convince him showing him a bundle of money that he would get if he guessed right. The seller dismissed him again. Onassis tried again pointing to his fancy car and yacht to prove that he is serious. The seller dismissed him yet again.
Onassis confronted the seller with his wasted opportunity: had he taken the risk and guessed he would either get it right and gain a bundle, or if he didn’t get it right it would be reasonable to conclude that a wealthy man such as Onassis wouldn’t really take away his stock. It was a win win situation only ruined by the seller’s failure to take the risk. I read this story a while ago in one of the daily newspapers -that are popping up everyday! So go ahead and be a risk taker!