Risk is the most common topic that comes up in our conversations with entrepreneurs and so each week we ask entrepreneurs to talk to us on the record about how they think about risk.

Xavier Craig | Artist & influence

Risk are more necessary than playing things safe I think because then how would you know if you’re greater or not? In my life specifically, a big risk I took to push me to go over the top with my music as an artist, was getting face tattoos. Read more>>

Nate and Jackie Maeda-Smouse | Chefs/owners

Risk taking is often a polarizing thing for people. There’s always the what it’s. The doubt. Growing up playing team sports, I learned the value of weighing pros and cons quickly before making a risky decision. I think I like taking risks more than other people. No one should believe in you more than yourself. So instead of “what if”, I tell myself, “even if”. Risk taking has been huge in my personal life and my career Read more>>

Jude Artenstein | Filmmaker/Founder Doggie Street Festival & Adopt-A-Thon

If there is a consistent thread in my life it surely would be risk taking. Some of the risks I’ve taken I happily chose, while others were the only option I had at the time. I experienced a challenging childhood and without getting into specifics – I think that taking risks came easily since the “normal” options were not available to me. Read more>>