Which means "ok to fail" is completely false. It should be "ok to fail if you have billions".
Which, as we are telling you, is not true. Spending a *portion* of your resources, that could be lost if the endeavour fails, is a risk. For Google, that portion is millions. For the little guy, it could be spending 500$ to commission some art. Personally, I am taking a risk of spending quite a bit of time(and some money) on my own indie game, that could very well fail miserably, but do I have a full-time job in the game industry that pays the bills, so if my own game fails I won't end up in the streets, I will just have spent much time working on it without making profit. The person that funds it(in order to contract artists for the assets) is also taking a risk by spending some money, but is not putting his whole fortune into this, not even close. In sort, we are both "little guys" that are spending *some* resources on a project that can fail, but even then we won't be destroyed. Thus, it is okay for us to fail - obviously we are hoping not to .
"Risk" doesn't necessarily mean "either this succeeds or I literally die in the streets". Obviously, you take as much risk as you can afford.