risk-taking

noun

: the act or fact of doing something that involves danger or risk in order to achieve a goal
Starting a business always involves some risk-taking.

Examples of risk-taking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of people prize rule-breaking and risk-taking. John Kelly, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 His research focuses on the science of risk-taking. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 16 Sep. 2023 Fear Of Taking Risks Successful entrepreneurs understand that risk-taking is an inherent part of the entrepreneurial journey. Dr. Rick Ruperto, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The film taught him a lesson in risk-taking — but off the track. Julie Jordan, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Sometimes passion, calculated risk-taking, delusion, or stasis overwhelms the obvious, though. Rich Lowry, National Review, 30 Oct. 2023 While there were multiple causes — including the country’s large consumer market and a vibrant private sector shaped by a national ethos that celebrates risk-taking — the postwar investment boom was vital. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Lawyers on both sides of the case are expected to lay bare the culture of scams and risk-taking that surrounded FTX and to dissect the often-misleading publicity campaigns that helped drive years of crypto hype. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 Badgley wasn't the only man unafraid of a little risk-taking. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 2 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Risk-taking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risk-taking. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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