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Incentive Stock Option


Think: An enticement to work for a Silicon Valley startup for a below market salary. That is, we'll pay you $45,000 a year even though you are used to making $100,000. But we'll give you 300,000 ISOs (incentive stock options) at a 4 cent a share strike price - so if we make it big, you make millions.... More or less.