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Move Fast and Break Things

Posted By: Randy GageMay 14, 2012

That title above was the daily mantra for Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook clan, as they grew their site from a modest networking site for college kids to the largest social media juggernaut in the world.

Breaking things may be risky, but in today’s economy, not taking risks pretty much guarantees you will fail…

Today down is up, and up is down.  The advances in technology, the accelerating speed of change, and other factors have redefined both what success is, and how you get there today.  If you watched my Safe is the New Risky video, then you know all the rules have changed.

So how are you about taking risks?  And what risk will you take today?

-RG

 

22 comments on “Move Fast and Break Things”

  1. Hello Randy,
    Safe is the New Risky video is the most inspiring video of you. I can't help to remember how in Thailand people can use monkeys to replace humans. The technology world has removed certainty out of life. It's really fun to be alive in this era. If I have to take a risk today, it would be to use all possible  technology to become a billionaire.
    Thanks for the topic.
     
    Richard Bony

  2. Hello Randy,
    Safe is the New Risky video is the most inspiring video of you. I can't help to remember how in Thailand people can use monkeys to replace humans. The technology world has removed certainty out of life. It's really fun to be alive in this era. If I have to take a risk today, it would be to use all possible  technology to become a billionaire.
    Thanks for the topic.
     
    Richard Bony

  3. I have to agree with you Randy that safe is the new risky. It's as if we are being pushed by a Universal Force to expand our own boundaries in life. I do something outside of my comfort zone as often as I can just to remind myself that Life begins outside my comfort zone.

  4. I have to agree with you Randy that safe is the new risky. It's as if we are being pushed by a Universal Force to expand our own boundaries in life. I do something outside of my comfort zone as often as I can just to remind myself that Life begins outside my comfort zone.

  5. Hey Randy! "Breaking things may be risky, but in today’s economy, NOT taking risks pretty much guarantees you will fail…" I love it! Thanks!
    jim

  6. Hey Randy! "Breaking things may be risky, but in today’s economy, NOT taking risks pretty much guarantees you will fail…" I love it! Thanks!
    jim

  7. This week i'm starting a new business. Today i did not take any risk, accept for driving to fast on the highway, but i think that is not what you meant 🙂

  8. This week i'm starting a new business. Today i did not take any risk, accept for driving to fast on the highway, but i think that is not what you meant 🙂

  9. My grandfather Paul used to say: "no risk, no win".
    It was his permanent mantra I guess.
    People say that I risk way too much and yes, I try and do a lot more than others who safe their risks in some boxes and later look inside to count what´s inside, while my box which is permanent open got pretty empty again.... but: No Risk, No Win!!!
    I won a lot more in life than the others who play safe with their no-risk-boxes.....
     
    What was your biggest risk in life, Randy? In case you recall.... by so many tries! 😉

  10. My grandfather Paul used to say: "no risk, no win".
    It was his permanent mantra I guess.
    People say that I risk way too much and yes, I try and do a lot more than others who safe their risks in some boxes and later look inside to count what´s inside, while my box which is permanent open got pretty empty again.... but: No Risk, No Win!!!
    I won a lot more in life than the others who play safe with their no-risk-boxes.....
     
    What was your biggest risk in life, Randy? In case you recall.... by so many tries! 😉

  11. I took the risk reading your article and having my world put upside down. Didn't happen.

  12. I took the risk reading your article and having my world put upside down. Didn't happen.

  13. Submitted my first short story to a contest.  Been dithering around with it far too long. Wish me luck. 

  14. Submitted my first short story to a contest.  Been dithering around with it far too long. Wish me luck. 

  15. Not taking risks is the biggest risk ever. 
    Do not be afraid to fail, folks! I fail all the time and I'm loving it! 
    Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ps: I guess I drank way toooo much coffee. I better settle down now! 🙂 
     
    Akos

  16. Not taking risks is the biggest risk ever. 
    Do not be afraid to fail, folks! I fail all the time and I'm loving it! 
    Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ps: I guess I drank way toooo much coffee. I better settle down now! 🙂 
     
    Akos

  17. Well we're in development of an amazing documentary project, but rather than produce another 'formula' approach like most, we're raising the bar by discussing interactive documentary technology, along with other media. The risk is telling a story that most will expect to be done in the traditional manner, but instead, doing it in an advanced, 'out of the box' manner which will no doubt raise some eyebrows. 
     
    Today, I don't have any specific risks I plan on taking, but my entire life has been about taking risks, LOL. 

  18. Well we're in development of an amazing documentary project, but rather than produce another 'formula' approach like most, we're raising the bar by discussing interactive documentary technology, along with other media. The risk is telling a story that most will expect to be done in the traditional manner, but instead, doing it in an advanced, 'out of the box' manner which will no doubt raise some eyebrows. 
     
    Today, I don't have any specific risks I plan on taking, but my entire life has been about taking risks, LOL. 

  19. Everything is the opposite of what it appears to be and nothing is the opposite of what it appears to be.

  20. Everything is the opposite of what it appears to be and nothing is the opposite of what it appears to be.

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  • 22 comments on “Move Fast and Break Things”

    1. Hello Randy,
      Safe is the New Risky video is the most inspiring video of you. I can't help to remember how in Thailand people can use monkeys to replace humans. The technology world has removed certainty out of life. It's really fun to be alive in this era. If I have to take a risk today, it would be to use all possible  technology to become a billionaire.
      Thanks for the topic.
       
      Richard Bony

    2. Hello Randy,
      Safe is the New Risky video is the most inspiring video of you. I can't help to remember how in Thailand people can use monkeys to replace humans. The technology world has removed certainty out of life. It's really fun to be alive in this era. If I have to take a risk today, it would be to use all possible  technology to become a billionaire.
      Thanks for the topic.
       
      Richard Bony

    3. I have to agree with you Randy that safe is the new risky. It's as if we are being pushed by a Universal Force to expand our own boundaries in life. I do something outside of my comfort zone as often as I can just to remind myself that Life begins outside my comfort zone.

    4. I have to agree with you Randy that safe is the new risky. It's as if we are being pushed by a Universal Force to expand our own boundaries in life. I do something outside of my comfort zone as often as I can just to remind myself that Life begins outside my comfort zone.

    5. Hey Randy! "Breaking things may be risky, but in today’s economy, NOT taking risks pretty much guarantees you will fail…" I love it! Thanks!
      jim

    6. Hey Randy! "Breaking things may be risky, but in today’s economy, NOT taking risks pretty much guarantees you will fail…" I love it! Thanks!
      jim

    7. This week i'm starting a new business. Today i did not take any risk, accept for driving to fast on the highway, but i think that is not what you meant 🙂

    8. This week i'm starting a new business. Today i did not take any risk, accept for driving to fast on the highway, but i think that is not what you meant 🙂

    9. My grandfather Paul used to say: "no risk, no win".
      It was his permanent mantra I guess.
      People say that I risk way too much and yes, I try and do a lot more than others who safe their risks in some boxes and later look inside to count what´s inside, while my box which is permanent open got pretty empty again.... but: No Risk, No Win!!!
      I won a lot more in life than the others who play safe with their no-risk-boxes.....
       
      What was your biggest risk in life, Randy? In case you recall.... by so many tries! 😉

    10. My grandfather Paul used to say: "no risk, no win".
      It was his permanent mantra I guess.
      People say that I risk way too much and yes, I try and do a lot more than others who safe their risks in some boxes and later look inside to count what´s inside, while my box which is permanent open got pretty empty again.... but: No Risk, No Win!!!
      I won a lot more in life than the others who play safe with their no-risk-boxes.....
       
      What was your biggest risk in life, Randy? In case you recall.... by so many tries! 😉

    11. I took the risk reading your article and having my world put upside down. Didn't happen.

    12. I took the risk reading your article and having my world put upside down. Didn't happen.

    13. Submitted my first short story to a contest.  Been dithering around with it far too long. Wish me luck. 

    14. Submitted my first short story to a contest.  Been dithering around with it far too long. Wish me luck. 

    15. Not taking risks is the biggest risk ever. 
      Do not be afraid to fail, folks! I fail all the time and I'm loving it! 
      Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ps: I guess I drank way toooo much coffee. I better settle down now! 🙂 
       
      Akos

    16. Not taking risks is the biggest risk ever. 
      Do not be afraid to fail, folks! I fail all the time and I'm loving it! 
      Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ps: I guess I drank way toooo much coffee. I better settle down now! 🙂 
       
      Akos

    17. Well we're in development of an amazing documentary project, but rather than produce another 'formula' approach like most, we're raising the bar by discussing interactive documentary technology, along with other media. The risk is telling a story that most will expect to be done in the traditional manner, but instead, doing it in an advanced, 'out of the box' manner which will no doubt raise some eyebrows. 
       
      Today, I don't have any specific risks I plan on taking, but my entire life has been about taking risks, LOL. 

    18. Well we're in development of an amazing documentary project, but rather than produce another 'formula' approach like most, we're raising the bar by discussing interactive documentary technology, along with other media. The risk is telling a story that most will expect to be done in the traditional manner, but instead, doing it in an advanced, 'out of the box' manner which will no doubt raise some eyebrows. 
       
      Today, I don't have any specific risks I plan on taking, but my entire life has been about taking risks, LOL. 

    19. Everything is the opposite of what it appears to be and nothing is the opposite of what it appears to be.

    20. Everything is the opposite of what it appears to be and nothing is the opposite of what it appears to be.

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