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Playing It Safe Is Riskier Than You Think

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From a Harvard Business Review article cited by Tom Fishburne:

“Executives and entrepreneurs face two very different sorts of risks. One is that their organization will make a bold move that failed — a risk they call ‘sinking the ship.’ The other is that their organization will fail to make a bold move that would have succeeded — a risk they call ‘missing the boat.’

Naturally, most executives worry more about sinking the boat than missing the boat, which is why so many organizations, even in flush times, are so cautious and conservative. To me, though, the opportunity for executives and entrepreneurs is to recognize the power of rocking the boat—searching for big ideas and small wrinkles, inside and outside the organization, that help you make waves and change course.”

Link: Safe Is Risky

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