Risk positive as well as negative?

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dhaughey
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Can risk be positive as well as negative? The dictionary says that risk is negative and doesn't mention "positive risk." The PMI suggest that there is positive risk. Surely the word "risk" implies something negative, hence the reason we take out insurance to guard against risk. Any thoughts?
EngGhassan
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hi ,

i think yes , could be carry some positive mark , but indirect , if we take care for risk managment at least we avoid some risk and losses , this is a positve point
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gatlineducation09
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I completely agree. If you know and you are sure about decision then of course this can be a positive risk. Although others may see it as a negative risk.
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I've been told to view positive risks as "opportunities" in a project. This analogy helps me with my risk management activities in a project.
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