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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  - 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  - 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  - Peter - 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  - Peter - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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


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