RiskSystem is dedicated to helping investors and boards understand and manage their risks. We would be the first to admit you can’t get any reward without taking risk. Whilst we (modestly) consider ourselves experts on risk management we appreciate that we don’t have a monopoly on wisdom. So in that vein we thought we’d produce a list of Richard Branson’s top 10 risk quotes (in reverse order).

10. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”– Mark Zuckerberg
9. “If you don’t play you can’t win.”– Judith McNaught
8. “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”– Denis Waitley
7. “Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Frank Scully
6. “A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – William G.T. Shedd
5. “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres
4.“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask ‘What if I fall?’, Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”– Erin Hanson
3. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso
2. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”– David Lloyd George
1. “Two roads diverged in a wood … I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost


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