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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Omar Halabieh - Goodreads

As the title indicates this book narrates the history of Risk and its role in human advancement. Peter best summarizes the content of the book in his introduction: "this book tells the story of a ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Sabrine Faragallah - Goodreads

An academic read in a non-academic tone. This was a great history through the basis of financial theory. The first half was a bit slow for me, but the pace picked up as Bernstein started into the 20th ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

A pretty good book certainly worth reading as an introduction to a topic whose literature would be far too complex for the beginner or dilettante. Did I really learn anything useful? Not much I can ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Excellent overview of probability and the development of financial markets. I take issue with a few points- prospect theory does not obviate the benefits of statistical analysis, for example- but overall a fantastic read. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Vincent Chough - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this one. History, science, math and markets all bundled up in an attractive interpretation of why, how and who takes risks. This is a must read for any investor. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

"A and B are playing a fair game of balla. They agree to continue until one has won six rounds. The game atually stops when A has won five and B three. How should the stakes be divided?" Not until ... Read full review

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  - Matthew Benz - Goodreads

"The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Franco Arda - Goodreads

Against the Gods is a fantastic book for people who love to read the history of risk, dating back as far as to the greeks. Bernstein's passion to the topic makes it a clear 5 star book. And he's ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

The first two- thirds (up until Black and Scholes) were quite interesting. Then I felt like it wrapped up too quickly, and it would be better if it had been updated with information after the 2008 crisis. Read full review


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