What Global Leaders Say About Risk

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February 22, 2018 | BY Charles Aames Bautista

Everyone knows that any business venture or investment is always a risk. How much risk are you willing to take? Here’s what global CEO’s have said about taking risks.

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Elon Musk, Tesla and Space X Founder

"When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor."

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

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Oprah Winfrey, OWN Founder

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

The key to progress in life is to think of yourself at age 80, and imagine all the things you’ll regret not having risked.

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Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM

I've made lots of mistakes. Probably the worst one - I would say they tie. It's either when I didn't move fast enough on something, or I didn't take a big enough risk.

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Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder

But as an entrepreneur you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you're confident that you'll catch a bird flying by. It's an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splat because the bird doesn't come by, but a few times it does.

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Larry Page, Google Founder

If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.

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Sheryl Sandberg, Founder of Lean In Foundation and Facebook COO

Fortune does favor the bold and you'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try.

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Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Founder

I don't care about failing because I do not want to sit down in my older years and say, 'How come I didn't try?'

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