Best 60 Quotes & Tweets on Risk

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1

Best way to learn faster: Have a stake in the outcome. To learn about food, cook for friends. To learn about an idea, publish an article about it. To learn about stocks, invest in the stock market. Risk awakens our learning muscles like a splash of cold water.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

2

Your success depends on the risks you take. Your survival depends on the risks you avoid.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

If a decision is reversible, the biggest risk is moving too slow. If a decision is irreversible, the biggest risk is moving too fast.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

The paradox of risk: (1) Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Lose the basket and you lose it all. (2) Don't put your eggs in too many baskets. The more baskets you manage, the less energy you can put into each one. It's risky to do things halfway. Diversified, but focused.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

A well-designed market for betting on climate change would allow the communities at greatest risk to buy insurance and literally transfer wealth from the ignorant to the knowledgeable.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Society will pay you 100x to do something 10x more risky.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

If you better understood risk, you’d take more “risks.” (You’d also stop calling them risks.)

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

Not taking risks is risky.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

To achieve success, you must be willing to take risks. To take risks, you must be willing to be vulnerable. Therefore: To achieve success, you must be willing to be vulnerable.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Take risks not jobs.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

It's better to start something and risk looking like an idiot than sit there and accomplish nothing.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

everyone who has done something impressive remembers someone telling them "that will never work"

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

13

The real risk in life is regret.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

14

If you start an important company, lots and lots of people are going to say it's never going to work. It never stops stinging a little.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

15

Skin in the game works best with a margin of safety. Skin in the game without a safety net = survival mode. With no margin for error, you must avoid the downside. Skin in the game plus a safety net = creative mode. With daily needs covered, you can work to capture the upside.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

Branding requires accountability. To build a great personal brand (an eponymous one), you must take on the risk of being publicly wrong.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

Bad habits and toxic relationships can become a crutch. They hurt us, but we know *how* they’ll hurt us. Meanwhile, improving your life is possible, but trying new things also involves uncertainty. Many people would rather repeat a known pain than deal with an unknown risk.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

If you’re not willing to go back to 0, you’ll never pass go.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

I love social media marketing because it’s the most experimental of all marketing channels. It allows for risk taking. It allows for ideas that could flop. It allows for activations that don’t make sense in a traditional marketing context. So, take some chances and have some fun.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

20

I will always respect the people that take chances, put themselves out there, and risk having other people laugh at them

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

21

The best way to minimize risk is to think.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

When the period of time between action and feedback is short, speed matters. The biggest risk is moving too slow and not iterating fast enough. When the period of time between action and feedback is long, judgment matters. The biggest risk is moving too fast.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

When making a decision I’m never interested in being certain first. That’s expensive, slow, and often a mirage. I’m seeking imagined odds I can stomach, asymmetric risk (bigger upside if right than downside if wrong), and a warm fuzzy confidence that’ll it all work out.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

24

If you want great ideas you have to risk having bad ideas If you want a great brand you have to risk having a bad brand If you want great content you have to risk having bad content

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

A barbell strategy for working on your own things: 1. Find a low-stress gig that pays the bills and leaves you with some spare time & energy. 2. Use your spare time & energy to do whatever you want, w/o being beholden to anyone and w/o risking anything consequential.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

26

Risk increases when you do something. Risk increases when you do nothing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

27

The harshest criticism comes from those taking the least risk.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

28

Eliminating tax-loss carry forward would crush entrepreneurship and risk taking. Socialize gains but privatize losses.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

29

Feeds are dead. Impossible to manage at scale, countless legal risk points and requires huge amounts of effort on behalf of the user. The world is moving toward private one-to-one and group sharing. Back to a more human form of communication.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

30

Thinking about working for yourself? Forget about failing fast. Go for the low hanging fruit first. Then take more aggressive risks once your independence is sustainable. Why? Because this approach almost never fails.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

31

Product first: You start with an idea & try to make it a reality at all costs. Business first: You start with a business strategy & try to maximize profit via prudent risks. Lifestyle first: You start with a preferred lifestyle & try to find business activities that enhance it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

32

You can't do anything great without risking looking like and idiot.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

The biggest risk of a career as a corporate employee isn’t getting fired (most people can find another job quickly). It’s the risk of becoming unemployable if your boss becomes unwilling to give you a good reference. Your career becomes dependent on the opinion of one person.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

34

Risk aversion becomes opportunity aversion.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

35

Your job is a product of a risk someone else took. I didn't understand this until I didn't have a job. Appreciate risk takers.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

36

When you plan for averages you underestimate catastrophic risk.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

Avoiding risk of ruin is not enough. You also need to avoid spending time on things with low chance of success. You need to make sure you see multiple payoffs in your lifetime, so you can’t keep trying things with 1 in 1000 odds. The upside won’t matter. You’ll run out of time.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

38

If you like the self-employed lifestyle, and you'd rather not go back to full-time employment, you need extreme risk aversion, not extreme risk taking. You're not trying to maximize profits. You want to avoid having this lifestyle taken away from you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

39

You must be open minded to accept risk You must be vulnerable to grow Taking risks combined with personal growth leads to self actualization It’s unnatural to keep open to things that challenge you, and it’s scary to be vulnerable... but it’s worth it.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

40

Sometimes it’s really fucking hard to trust yourself. Especially when you’re likely to be wrong about some part of the decision. Question becomes which part, and to what degree. When faced with these situations, I try to take the most risk without putting everything at risk.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

41

Some people like to imagine themselves taking a huge risk and emerging triumphant against all odds. I prefer discovering non-obvious easy wins, where the odds are stacked in my favor, and the risk is not consequential.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

42

If you like your independent lifestyle, you need extreme risk aversion first, not extreme risk taking. You're not trying to maximize profits. You want to avoid having this lifestyle taken away from you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

43

Reduce risk by betting on yourself.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

44

I get smarter when I’m exposed to the consequences of my mistakes, and chances are, so do you. My brain seems to activate a dormant part of itself when there’s risk on the line. And the lessons learned under the influence of risk seem to stick forever. Risk taking is a muscle.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

45

Building a business is a risk you take to reduce risk for others.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

46

Groups are risk appetite stunting machines.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

47

If you want to take a risk, first figure out how you’d recover from the worst-case outcome.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

48

Take risks without putting yourself at risk.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

49

You don't overcome the fear of failure by suppressing fear, but by figuring out how to make failure not consequential. Our subconscious provides checks and balances on our ambitions, and protects us from taking imprudent risks. Ignoring it would be quite foolish.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

50

To reduce the risk of failure you have to understand who you really are (versus who you wish you are). Your preferences, not the preferences of others. Your strengths, not those you wish you had. Things become a lot easier once you're genuinely real with yourself.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo