Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new chairman for
Microsoft Europe. Five thousand candidates assembled in a large room.
One candidate is Ayodele, a Nigerian guy.
Bill Gates thanked all the candidates for coming and asked those who do
not know Java program to leave. Two thousands candidates left the room.
Ayodele says to himself, “I do not know Java but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I’ll give it a try.
Bill Gates asked the candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people to leave. Two thousand left the room. Ayodele says
to himself “I never managed anybody but myself but I have nothing to lose if I stay. What can happen to me? So he stays.
Then Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not have management diploma to leave. Five hundred people left the room. Ayodele says to himself, “I left school at 15 but what have I to lose? So he stays in the room.
Lastly, Bill asked the candidates who do not speak Serb-Croatian to leave. 498 candidates left the room. Ayodele says to himself, “I do not speak Serb-Croatian but what do I have to lose? So he stays and finds himself with one other candidate. Everyone else has gone.
Bill Gates joined them and said, “Apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Serb-Croatian, so I’d like to hear you have a conversation together in that language.
Calmly, Ayodele turns to the other candidate and says “Wahala dey o!”.
The other candidate answers “Oga na wa o!”
Bill Gates “ You are both hired”.
Don’t you just love Nigerians. Any day, anytime, anywhere, they never give up. So don’t give up, u will lose nothing by trying more.