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Godin, S. (2003).  In Praise of the Purple Cow.
"If times are tough, your peers and your boss may very well point out that you can't afford to be remarkable. There's not enough room to innovate: We have to conserve, to play it safe. We don't have the money to make a mistake. In good times, however, those very same people will tell you to relax, take it easy. There's not enough need to innovate: We can afford to be conservative, to play it safe."
Syrett, M., & Lammiman J. (2002).  Creativity. Express Exec.
Sternberg, R. J., & Lubart T. I. (2002).  Defying the Crowd: cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity.
"In a nutshell, when you are just starting out in your career, you have nowhere to go but up, whereas when you have advanced pretty far in your career, you may find yourself with nowhere to go but down. The result, if you are an older person, is that you may shy away from risks. At best you maintain your current standing, but at worst you lose it all." (p. 51)
Freiberg, J., & Peters T. J. (1998).  Nuts! : Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success.
"The costs of getting burned once in a while are insignificant compared to the benefits that come from people feeling free to take risks and be creative." (p. 134)

See also: setback, vulnerability

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Concept Scheme: business culture/management vocabulary

URI: business culture/management vocabulary


  • Concept: risk
    • preferred: risk
    • alternate: hazard
    • definition: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
    • related: setback
    • related: vulnerability
    • closeMatch:
    • keyword-102
    • linked content:
      • sense: endangerment
      • sense: hazard
      • sense: jeopardy
      • sense: peril
      • sense: risk
      • hazard
      • in scheme:
      • gloss: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
      • hyponym of:
      • synset id: 114541852
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