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Atatürk
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:38:13 PM

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The value fit matters, says Cialdini, because innovation is, in part, a process of change, and under pressure we, as a species, behave differently, 'When things change, we are hard-wired to play it safe.' Managers should therefore adopt an approach that appears counter-intuitive-- they should explain what stands to be lost if the company fails to seize a particular opportunity. Studies show that we invariably take more gambles when threatened with a loss than when offered a reward.

Does stand mean likely to happen?

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:31:39 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
The value fit matters, says Cialdini, because innovation is, in part, a process of change, and under pressure we, as a species, behave differently, 'When things change, we are hard-wired to play it safe.' Managers should therefore adopt an approach that appears counter-intuitive-- they should explain what stands to be lost if the company fails to seize a particular opportunity. Studies show that we invariably take more gambles when threatened with a loss than when offered a reward.

Does stand mean likely to happen?


No, 'stand' represents the things that might be lost if the opportunity isn't seized upon. This could be anything.




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Atatürk
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:43:35 PM

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Thank you.

Could you give me some examples using the same verb and structure?

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RuthP
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:05:02 PM

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"What stands to be lost" and "What stands to be gained" are idiomatic.

He invested in Bitcoin at its peak value. Now he stands to lose his shirt. ("Lose one's shirt" is idiomatic: lose everything, including the shirt off your back.)

If the grant proposal isn't approved by Monday, we stand to lose the matching money from the college.

If the land is rezoned for apartments, the owner of that corner lot stands to gain a fortune!
Atatürk
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:09:00 PM

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How would the meaning change were it as the following?

...they should explain what [is going to]/[will] be lost if the company fails to seize a particular opportunity.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 2:03:36 AM

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Hi Atatürk.
In British English (as I understand it) and, I think in English generally, they are almost the same.

There's a gradient of probability.
What will be lost if . . . (definite)
What probably will be lost if . . .
What possibly will be lost if . . .
What could be lost if . . .
What might be lost if . . .
What stands to be lost if . . .
What is at stake if . . .


The last two (to me) are the same. The last four are so closely related that the speaker might use any of them interchangeably - and different people will probably have different ideas about "Which one is slightly more likely than another?"

The last two are "a gamble" or "a bet". One main meaning of "stake" is "the money one uses to bet".

I buy a lottery ticket for one pound.
What is at stake is one pound.
My stake in the lottery is one pound.
What stands to be lost is one pound.
What I stand to lose is one pound.
What stands to be won is a million pounds.
What I stand to win is a million pounds.



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Atatürk
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 3:58:07 AM

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Thank you so much.

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