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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Cameron - Goodreads

This is an excellent book from the dawn of pop-science for risk management / decision making. It is a history of the development of mathematical tools, societal changes and financial mechanisms to ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Bernstein was one of the most gifted financial writers in existence. Transformed an otherwise dull topic into one which was hugely engaging and educational. 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  - 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  - 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  - Regiment95 - Goodreads

Some parts a bit too technical, but a fascinating read. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Boris Mikhailovski - Goodreads

historical account of risks 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  - Kusumbar Changmai - Goodreads

"It may appear to be a well-ordered world in which the probabilities yield to careful mathematical analysis, but each of us might just as well retire to a windowless prison cell - a fate that the flutter of a butterfly's wings billions of years ago may have ordained in any case." Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Santiago Chouhy - Goodreads

History can be written from different perspectives. This book tells the evolution and the use of statistics through out the history. Is well documented and very revealing. Helps you to understand why ... Read full review


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