“And that gives employees incentive to take short-term gambles even if they suspect the strategy may lead to big problems down the road.”
“He has his crickets with which he amuses himself -- not "gambles" -- and his gold fish which bring him days and years of delight.”
“This is a gamble, and the stakes are high-but then, I've always been pretty much of the opinion that a starship captain is a professional gambler, anyway; we just hide the facts in our logs by calling our gambles 'calculated risks.”
“Â But in an off-season that was filled with moves that some would call gambles, yet others smart, calculated risks, the Red Sox have come out with one of the hungriest teams in the league.”
“You should also check out this insitefull peice of analysis, "Races can be close without being all that fluid, and the fact that McCain rarely drops more than five points behind Obama may be precisely the thing that keeps his campaign from taking the kind of gambles - like, say, a one-term pledge - that he needs to get to fifty percent, or to 270.”
“Only f-ing Democrats take those kind of gambles with the lives of Americans.”
“This particularly pertains to judgements and deliberations that are important, complex or unfamiliar, such as gambles, jobs, careers, homes, partnerships, or surgical treatments.”
“It probably helped me see that the kind of gambles I was afraid of taking in my fiction were really no big deal.”
“In today’s New York Times, John Tierney writes about one of my favorite organizations, Long Bets, which oversees such long-term gambles, explaining that such public bets on weighty matters “stimulate public debate, focus the issue and discipline prophets.””
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