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When Not Taking Action Is The Riskiest Action Of All

The year's five biggest nonrisk risks.

// RESEARCH IN MOTION
Not upgrading blackberry's outmoded operating system.

//American Apparel
Not firing CEO Dov Charney.

// Hacked Companies (Bank of America, etc.)
Not upgrading their data-security systems.

// FACEBOOK
Not IPO-ing.

// NIKE
Not ditching disgraced pitchman Tiger Woods.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Fast Company magazine.