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Know who you are.
There are many jobs that cry out for a dreamy-eyed, swashbuckling, risk-taking believer in possibility. If your company were diversifying into a whole new field, you’d want to hire someone who’ll be attuned to all of the possibilities. And there are other jobs that place a premium on solidity, consistency, and longevity. For those jobs you need someone who is motivated most by what he needs. It’s equally important to know what your own personal metaprograms are so that if you’re looking for a job, you can select one that will best support your needs. Taken from: The Push and Pull -- Possibility vs. Necessity: Metaprogram
Anthony (Tony) Robbins
If you take a risk, make sure you've done your homework diligently.
Organizations fail slowly. They often succeed fast, though. That's where the remarkable comes in. So, if I had to summarize it: you take a big step up...by being bold. But you avoid a slow death by getting everything little thing right. Taken from: Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck
A KnowledgeBlocks user posted a block yesterday that read: "Sometimes the secret of life comes down to bold, creative moves." (Hat tip, @Shahid
) Godin also advocates boldness here, but reminds us that we have to be willing to back up our daring with a pedant's attention to detail and accuracy.
Realize that others won't support your risk.
Because higher quality is less risky, less costly, more defensible, and more enduring, it is usually worth more to stakeholders of every kind ...
Constructive capitalists have an advantage in the KIND of value they are able to create, not just its amount. Because higher quality is less risky, less costly, more defensible, and more enduring, it is usually worth more to stakeholders of every kind: people, communities, society, future generations, employees, regulators, and investors alike.
Taken from: THE NEW CAPITALIST MANIFESTO by Umair Haque
It seems like there is a fine line: to push, but hold back.
There is no reason why owners should not take a walk on the wild side of design. That is how the industry moves ahead. But there should be no running, just to be safe. Taken from: Engineering News-Record, May 31, 2004, 56.