The Risk Optimistic explores the value of risk, the opportunity of risk, and the belief that taking a chance is worth it.
To fulfill the promise of the American Dream, we must be a country fueled by people willing, and able, to take the calculated risk. We asked those who live and work on risk’s front lines to check the pulse of risk in America.
By Julie Scheidegger
Mr. Kauffman challenged his associates – at Marion Laboratories and at his Foundation – to take calculated risks. But what is risk for a privileged foundation? For us, it is an imperative.
By Wendy Guillies
The founder of Girls Who Code on how programming can teach girls to be brave and take risks.
By Keith Mays
I know I am more fulfilled than I would have been had I not taken the opportunity, or risk, moving away and starting over. I have met wonderful people and had amazing experiences. I learned that I can be successful on my own and that I am more resilient than I ever thought I could be.
— Jennifer Connolly
Jenny Poon has a unique perspective on student debt, as the child of immigrant parents who had to bootstrap her way to success through the American system.
By Jenny Poon
An exploration into the minds of the more than 200 people who took our survey on risk.
Inspired by submissions from our readers, we've built this interactive quiz to test your knowledge of known risk-takers throughout history to present day.
By Chris Newton and Matthew Pozel
Crushing student debt levels tend to defuse entrepreneurial dreams, but some are still willing to take on the outsized risks considering the potential rewards.
By Kerby Meyers