risk taker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n risk taker someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
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Quotations

  • Ray Kroc
    Ray Kroc
    “If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”

Usage

In literature:

There are just so many risk takers.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
It was Gore who began carefully to point out to her the risk run by the taker of the bribe.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
He was forty-seven and not a risk taker and he was always worried about something.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
As the specialized risk-taker, he is the spring or buffer, which takes up and distributes the strain of industry.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
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In news:

The innovators, inventors and risk takers who gave birth to the auto industry come to mind, but Henry Ford and Ransom Eli Olds and their contemporaries hardly stand alone.
Canada's professional risk-taker marks anniversary with new season, collection of his rants and reflections.
It wasn't government, she declared, it was individual risk-takers.
Kristen Stewart has always been a risk taker when it comes to her red carpet choices, and for her final "Twilight" press tour it's clear she's pulling out all the stops.
Risk-takers sought for Chattanooga's fast Web.
He's a born risk-taker .
Sartorial risk-taker Lady Gaga isn't usually one to recycle a look, but she made an exception for an iconic Versace dress.
Let's applaud the risk takers and dreamers who built America, not scold them.
"I've always been a risk taker," said Chef Lenny Russo, who won a lifetime achievement award at the 2012 Charlie Awards.
Features VLF takes a look at business risk takers.
This risk-taker (and double Grammy nominee.
Entrepreneurs and risk takers create jobs not the government.
If you were, you are driven, you love challenges, a risk taker and you do it all with flair.
Liza Queen is something of a stunt pilot among chefs, a real risk taker.
I am not a risk-taker by nature.
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