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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Caleb - Goodreads

Recommended to me after I read Nassim Taleb's "Black Swan," this is a history of the concept of risk. Bernstein is (was?) an investment analyst and this book is well researched but lacks compelling ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Michael Quinn - Goodreads

Unfortunately, Bernstein just isn't a very strong writer. This is visible from the very beginning in his word choice and his many slips into generalization. He is very prone to hyperbole and "dressing ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Steele Dimmock - Goodreads

The Remarkable Story of Risk? More like the history of statistics. I recommend you have at least univeristy level understanding of stats before you undertake this read. Some of the book was good, like ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Rich Armstrong - Goodreads

I was recommended this book based on an interest in statistics and machine learning. I found it alternately interesting and very slow going. The exploration of early ideas around probability was fun ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Markt5660 - Goodreads

This turned out to be a bit of a slog for me. I enjoyed the first half (which is more of a history of general probability and risk) than the second (which focuses on Wall Street financial tools). I certainly learned some things though. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Jeremy Kauffman - Goodreads

Truly a history of risk, in that it focuses a lot more on the evolution of risk as a concept than on modern risk management. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Andrew Dalgleish - Goodreads

I almost killed myself getting through this book, but it has its moments. Basically its a chronological history of statistics, with an emphasis on the personal lives of those involved in advancing the ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Some interesting stuff in here on the history of risk management, but overall this is an exceptionally dry book, and this coming from someone who reads a ton of non-fiction. Took me several months to ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Gekko - Goodreads

In a 100 years if anyone is still reading this book, they'll have no trouble dating the author's fawning attitude to financial "engineering" and risk "management" as distinctly pre-GFC. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

This book is a popular history of probability theory (Kolmogorov does not get a mention, but von Neumann does; I was surprised to learn that Laplace anticipated the notion of Kolmogorov complexity ... Read full review


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