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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

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Detailed hagiography of philosophers of risk which doesn't stray too far into the deep end of mathematical finance until after the 1960's when (as Taleb points out) financial modeling divorces itself ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - deep - Goodreads

A timeline of personalities and events that moved humanity towards better prediction of the future and management of risk. Interesting if you want such backstory, not so much if you are just care about the practical tools produced. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

I wasn't captivated by the book, and I can't really pinpoint why; maybe it was just too long with too many detours into areas I didn't find all that interesting at the time I read it. I'm interested ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Turns into descriptive papers on various topics, without much keeping the chapters together or deriving lessons/conclusions from the story. I would struggle for YEARS to get past page 100 or so -- I ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Rod - Goodreads

An interesting book in some ways, but didn't really address risk as much as the historical development of probability and statistics. I was looking for some treatment of risk assessment and mitigation. Overall a disappointment. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Hooman Attar - Goodreads

A history of Risk Read full review


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