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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

An interesting overview of risk and statistics. In some ways, it's outdated - it came out 15 years ago, before the collapse of Long Term Capital Management or current mortgage bubble. But some of the ... 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  - Donnie Edgemon - Goodreads

This is really more of a book about the history of probability theory than it is about the history of risk management. Of course, risk managers have to understand the probability of risk before they ... 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  - Rosalía - Goodreads

Do you like a Fibonacci sequence? How about history – the history of math? If you'd like to discover when and how the number zero came into our history, where the name algebra comes from, or why ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

So far, this book is a big bowl of awesome sauce. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Juan Mestre - Goodreads

A good perspective on how investment and industrial development is tight to the development of statitics and risk analysis 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  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Though it touches on many significant points, it touches too lightly to be anything but superficial. At times, examples are poorly or even badly chosen. The history is often poor and riddled with questionable off-the-cuff conclusions. Terribly ambitious and only slightly enlightening. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Cristobal - Goodreads

I had read this book in 1998 and I had loved it. After the 2008 crisis I thought it would be interesting to read it again just to get a sense of how badly risk was managed in the go-go years of the ... Read full review


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