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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This book is an inside story on the great discoveries in probability, and the lives of people involved. At times it could be dense, and I would not describe it as either gripping or a page turner. However, it was insightful and interesting, even if it took me a while to slog through it. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Yijun - Goodreads

A bit boring and difficult to read. Most interesting and readable part is the last two chapters talking about the latest development of risk management, particularly in finance area. It's helpful to understand the history of risk and it is indeed an informative book Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

I enjoyed the distant historical parts, less the newer - the last third of book did nothing for me. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Charlie Brummitt - Goodreads

The early history of risk, such as people at Lloyd's coffeeshop in London underwriting trips to the New World, was interesting. The second half of the book was more familiar to me, and it was not the best treatment of these topics in probability, chaos, mathematical finance. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Snow Queen - Goodreads

Interesting subject and useful information. However Bernstein's wordings is rather obscure and some paragraph are completely repeating and redundant. Anyway, I still liked the content of the book Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Marc Andrew - Goodreads

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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Streator Johnson - Goodreads

An interesting history of how people have come to quantify risk over the ages, but it never was quite what I thought it would be and was a little too science heavy for me. Though I enjoyed the history sections a lot. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Erez Davidi - Goodreads

In "Against the Gods" Bernstein mainly discusses the evolution and history of risk from ancient times to recent times. Bernstein explores risk through the great thinkers who contributed to the ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Welmyrat Welmyradow - Goodreads

Great job, but it tasted as roman or historic book. So stopped reading at the begenning Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Sean Mahdi - Goodreads

An interesting and informative, if terribly written, summary of the history of the attempt to understand and manage risk and uncertainty. The period covered goes up to the late '90s, so feels a bit ... Read full review


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