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The Risk Factor | Deborah Perry Piscione | TEDxHarkerSchool

Deborah Perry Piscione articulates the major risks that she has taken in the past to demonstrate the necessity of risk for success.

Ms. Piscione also describes how you can adopt a risk-taking mindset – and change your life. Deborah Perry Piscione has launched three successful companies and detailed her research and experiences in her New York Times best-seller Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World – the most extensive book ever published explaining why that region is the entrepreneurial mecca of the business world.

In her groundbreaking new and bestselling book, The Risk Factor: Why Every Company Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters and the Occasional Spectacular Failure, Deborah takes a comprehensive look at this crucial, undervalued leadership behavior and outlines how leaders must pivot to support risk-taking across the organization, rather than mitigating it.

She fully customizes her presentations to focus on the areas of risk that are most important to your audience’s needs. You will experience a hard-hitting, yet entertaining lesson in how to adapt to the demands of an increasingly fast-paced, agile and unforgiving world.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at