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In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been
involved in fighting off many legal attacks.
To do that, and keep our sources safe, we
have had to spread assets, encrypt everything,
and move telecommunications and people around
the world to activate protective laws in
different national jurisdictions.
Assange - Law
Don't stretch yourself too much with a mortgage.
Buy within your means.. it's not worth the
Beeny - Real
Estate - Debt
I kind of hate to be the voice of doom, but I just can't see how prices can't
go down. I think people have actually forgotten that property prices can decrease.
There's this feeling that they just won't fall, but, of course, that's not true.
Beeny - Real
Estate - Risk
I learned to embrace risk, as long as it
was well thought out and, in a worst-case
scenario, Id still land on my feet.
Broad - Risk
When forced to choose, I will not trade
even a nights sleep for the chance
of extra profits.
Buffett - Risk
I think that only daring speculation can
lead us further and not accumulation of
Einstein - Inspirational
Well, when you're trying to create things
that are new, you have to be prepared to
be on the edge of risk.
Eisner - Innovation
A revolution in humanitys use of fossil
fuel-based energy would be necessary sooner
or later to sustain and to extend modern
standards of living. It will be required
sooner if we are to hold the risks of climate
change to acceptable levels. The costs that
we bear in making an early adjustment will
bring forward, and reduce for future times,
the costs of the inevitable eventual adjustment
away from fossil fuels.
Garnaut - Climate
Change - Emissions
Fuel - Risk
Great talents are the most lovely and often
the most dangerous fruits on the tree of
humanity. They hang upon the most slender
twigs that are easily snapped off.
Jung - Great
Race - Risk
Security is mostly a superstition. It does
not exist in nature, nor do the children
of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding
danger is no safer in the long run than
outright exposure. Life is either a daring
adventure, or nothing.
Keller - Courage
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than
the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
F. Kennedy - Risk
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke
stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger-but
recognize the opportunity.
F. Kennedy - Risk
A man does what he must.. in spite of personal consequences, in spite of
obstacles and dangers, and pressures.. and that is the basis of all human morality.
F. Kennedy - Risk
Anything we do in advertising is controversial.
If its provocative and sensual and
related to what were selling, I'm
willing to take the chance. I have fun with
Klein - Advertising
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has
no safety net underneath them.
Kravis - Entrepreneurs
Banks and other providers of credit to households
have been competing vigorously to expand
or protect their market share. In the process,
lending standards have been progressively
eroded so that lenders are now engaging
in practices that would have been regarded
as out of the question five or ten years
Macfarlane - Banks
When everyone feels that risks are at their minimum, over-confidence can
take over and elementary precautions start to get watered down.
Macfarlane - Risk
You had a lot of novice investors who got
into the market looking for easy money,
without any regard to the fundamentals.
These stocks were running on fumes. (Madoff
talking about the Internet bubble)
Madoff - Investing
Today, basically, on Wall Street, the big
money is made by taking risks.
Madoff - Wall
Street - Stocks
Climate change poses clear, catastrophic
threats. We may not agree on the extent,
but we certainly can't afford the risk of
Murdoch - Climate
Change - Risk
I have a million dollars in the stock market,
because if I lose a million dollars, I dont
Orman - Assets
One doesn't accept bad challenges. Part
of it is always the risk-taking without
seeing that the risks are rational and the
rewards are commensurate.. are more than
commensurate.. with the risks.
Redstone - Challenges
We all have to decide how we are going to
fail.. by not going far enough or by going
Redstone - Decisions
order to succeed, you have to live dangerously..
as long as the danger is rationally accepted
and as long as the rewards far outweigh
Redstone - Risk
The securitisation of mortgages added a
new dimension of systemic risk. Financial
engineers claimed they were reducing risks
through geographic diversification: in fact
they were increasing them by creating an
agency problem. The agents were more interested
in maximising fee income than in protecting
the interests of bondholders. That is the
verity that was ignored by regulators and
market participants alike.
Soros - Mortgage
I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active. Show up more often.
Tracy - Action
Every day, you'll have opportunities to
take chances and to work outside your safety
net. Sure, it's a lot easier to stay in
your comfort zone.. in my case, business
suits and real estate.. but sometimes you
have to take risks. When the risks pay off,
that's when you reap the biggest rewards.
Trump - Business
Estate - Opportunity
The reality is that I need to be challenged
and interested, as long as the risk and
reward is in line.
Zell - Challenges
In my case, if one out of five opportunities
is interesting enough to work on, maybe
one in five of those ends up being worth
doing. That might be a function of risk.
That might be a function of price. There
are all the variables. But you have to be
constantly sorting and choosing and prioritizing.
Zell - Decisions
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.
Zuckerberg - Strategy
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