Most Risk Takers Are Actually Risk Averse

“Humans love rags-to-riches stories. We worship college dropouts like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. We love how they risked it all and made it big. But is that really how things happened? The truth is, successful risk takers are often very, very risk averse.”

This will make you reconsider what you think about taking chances and deconstruct the myth of the risk taker.

Charles Chu digs into the art of risk taking and explores the stories behind some of our most iconic risk takers. What he finds is that good risk taking comes down to two principles: Don’t die and win more than you lose.