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Risking it all

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd L Nov 17, 2013. 7 Replies

Gentlemen, what is the relationship between risk and growth?  Is it correlative? Where is the balance between bold and foolish?Continue

 

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Todd L replied to Todd L's discussion Risking it all
"I was struck by your comment, in particular where you said "when they fail they can start again or rest." I don't think I had ever considered resting from the previous battle to prepare for the next as an appropriate response to…"
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David F. replied to Todd L's discussion Risking it all
"It depends on what you call risk.   Can you grow and learn without risking it all, yes most people do.  In fact not risking it all, lets them grow deeper and faster, knowing when they fail they can start again or rest.  In projects…"
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ANAND KUMAR SHUKLA replied to Todd L's discussion Risking it all
"man is never afraid of risking gotta say this indeed"
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Jay D replied to Todd L's discussion Risking it all
"Bold is to risk as much as you can afford to risk while risking more than you can afford to lose is either foolish or desperate."
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Todd L replied to Todd L's discussion Risking it all
"I like your perspective that boldness involves thoughtful awareness of the risk, whereas foolishness is a knee-jerk emotional  response. Also that once the analysis is done action should be taken, "balls to the wall" as you put it. "
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There are times to walk away.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

A bunch of the guys and I went out for tacos last night. During our conversation, one of them mentioned that he had just quit his job. Considering the nature of the economy and that his wife just gave birth to their first child, I asked why. His boss had asked him to do something either illegal or unethical (I am still not quite sure which). When he clarified that he had heard the request correctly, he had walked back to his desk, wrote a letter of resignation, took his license off the wall…

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