Monday, August 24, 2009

Running From Risk

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The temptation today is to shift into survival mode. The economy is more uncertain than it has been in decades. Consumers are clamming up, businesses are closing, and people are losing their jobs. It would be easy to throw up your hands and say nothing is worth the risk anymore, but you'd be wrong.

I don't mean get out there and do something stupid. There's a fine line between taking smart risks and simply gambling. Just start looking for the opportunities. These economic changes are opening doors that may have never been open before or may never be open again. Instead of standing still, move through them.

The take away:

When you run from risk, reward disappears. When reward goes, incentive disappears. When incentive goes, innovation follows suit. Then what do you have?

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