One of the defining characteristics of risk is that if fascinates us. In part because it is powerful and in part because it can be frightening. It attracts us and repels us at the same time.
A new novel by Christopher Reich called “The Prince of Risk” was just released. It is selling well. No doubt the title and the topic both draw readers. The lead character is described and a “fearless New York hedge fund gunslinger.” Whether you are driven by a desire to see the fellow take massive risks successfully or to suffer from his hubris matters not. The fact is that risk fascinates us for a multitude of reasons.