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.

Kirk Hensler | Writer & Entrepreneur

I was just having this conversation the other day. I’ve always tried to figure out if I was a risk taker or not. I think you hear risk taker and picture these confident and charismatic entrepreneurs who go for big ideas even if it means losing everything. In a way, it sounds romantic. Kind of like how the idea of being an artist sounds romantic. By that definition, I am not a risk taker. I also wouldn’t be considered an artist. Maybe from an outsider’s perspective, but not how I approach risk on a daily basis. There’s another way to look at risk – the way I look at it – that feels a little more rooted in reality. In my experience, there have always been subtle indications of moves to make. Read more>>

Jaime Derringer | Founder, Chief Creative Officer & Artist

Taking risks is critical in my life and career. I took a risk when I quit my day job to run my business full-time, I took a risk moving across the country to California, and took many business risks—some that failed, some that succeeded. However, as the saying goes, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take! As an entrepreneur, I had to get over my fear of failure rather quickly, and now I thrive in taking risks and experimenting… I treat it more like a game, making it a lot more enjoyable. Read more>>

Maxx Moses | International Muralist & Art Educator

When I realized the necessity of risk, I discovered life is an adventure and failure is actually the doorway to opportunity. Read more>>