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From Betting on Yourself to Taking Risks for Success

 - Jul 4, 2014
These presentations on risk explore the opportunities that await when individuals open themselves up to the unknown -- both in one's personal and professional life.

For Julie Hession, taking risks is all about getting out of one's comfort zone. While taking risks doesn't always lead to success, it will always lead to a valuable learning experience. The more often one goes through the trial and error process, the more comfortable he or she will become with taking new chances.

Greg Tavares' speech suggests that the fear associated with taking risks and trying new things can easily be overcome by taking risks with a group of people. Whether it be a hobby -- like skydiving or improv class -- or a new role at work -- making these decisions together and taking the leap with others can transform the experience from fear-inducing to fun.

The talk by Gerd Gigerenzer is a reflection on the modern interpretation of risk and how today's sophisticated technology can decode risk and make it easier to understand.

These presentations on risk offer insight, tips and strategies for making the most out of unknown situations and new experiences.