May 15, 2013

Some very serious people on Risk and some less serious people on Risk.



Serious people on Risk:

Keynes on Risk: "When the capital development of a country becomes the by-product of a casino's activities, the job is likely to be ill-done"

Keynes on Risk: "If human nature felt no temptation to take a chance, there might not be much investment as a result of cold calculation"

from  ''The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money'' (1936)

A. Smith on Risk: "The overweening conceit which the greater part of men have of their own abilities and their absurd presumption in their own good fortune" 

from  "The Wealth of Nations" (1776)

Less serious people but equally informative tweets:

Lehman Brothers on Risk: "We truly regret messing up with synthetic (products) stuff. We just wanted to get high!" 

The tulips from Amsterdam in the 1600s on Risk: "We didn't even make it to turn orange that we burst, d***!"

TRUE STORY --- trader on Risk: "I made in 50 days 5% return, that means 10% return per day" lol

The London Whale on Risk: "You silly journalists, my favourite character from my childhood was Moby Dick"


 ++LAST BUT NOT LEAST BERLUSCONI on Risk: "I had no idea the girl I slept with was under age. But I bought her gelato after we were done" ++ 

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