Quote from Mark Zuckerberg [via VentureBeat] :

The biggest risk you can take it is to take no risk. In a world that’s moving quickly, you know that if you don’t change you’ll lose. Not taking risk is the riskiest thing you can do. You have to do things that are kind of bold even if they’re not obvious.

I 100% agree that taking risks is important in both business, and life — you’re not likely to accomplish much of anything if you don’t.