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The first half of the book covers the early history of probability and statistics, which was fascinating as it overlapped a lot with "A short history of nearly everything."
Too often the author
tries to make a concept more concrete by using stock market examples, but short term movements of stock themselves aren't concretely understood.
Towards the end, the author just touches on the concepts of behavioral economics and derivatives, which made me really want to learn more. Fortunately, I know what books to read next.
 

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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i am not that good with probability and understanding of Risk. this book absolutely helped me have base idea and understand the background of risk. very exciting and highly recommended Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Abner Huertas - Goodreads

This is a great book on the history of risk. the only thing is that you must be familiar with a lot of terminology about probability and risk. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Abner Huertas - Goodreads

This is a great book on the history of risk. the only thing is that you must be familiar with a lot of terminology about probability and risk. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Michael Welland - Goodreads

Now for the second time (and I don't do that with many books). For anyone who wishes to understand what we really mean about "risk" and "uncertainty", their values and pitfalls, their applications to everyday life and how to evaluate quotes about them, then I thoroughly recommend this book. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Whether you understand probability or not, read this book. It's exciting math history. Seriously. There's gambling too. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Whether you understand probability or not, read this book. It's exciting math history. Seriously. There's gambling too. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Ajt568 - Goodreads

I was hoping for a history of statistics but this was heavily bent to financial risk especially the second part. Should have read the title. I found it a good read and not poor as some comments have suggested. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Ajt568 - Goodreads

I was hoping for a history of statistics but this was heavily bent to financial risk especially the second part. Should have read the title. I found it a good read and not poor as some comments have suggested. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Michael Welland - Goodreads

Now for the second time (and I don't do that with many books). For anyone who wishes to understand what we really mean about "risk" and "uncertainty", their values and pitfalls, their applications to everyday life and how to evaluate quotes about them, then I thoroughly recommend this book. Read full review


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