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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - John Jordan - Goodreads

A damn fine read - about humans and risk perception and behaviour - good insights Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Drew Johnson - Goodreads

10 for topic; 5 for writing Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - John - Goodreads

an investment classic. bernstein was one of the great market commentators of the 20th century and this book is a tremendous (and tremendously readable) history of how market analysis and the ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Graham - Goodreads

A sprint through the history of probability and risk- from riddles to dice games to insurance and derivatives. Lots of interesting anecdotes and a bottom-up outline of the meaning and mechanics of modern risk management. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

This book was recommended by an investment advisor named John Maudlin. It is a history of risk management, or more basically the history of exchanging risk for money. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Scott Scheper - Goodreads

One of the best business, math and philosophy books I've read in the past five years. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Wade - Goodreads

Page 323: "They [you can guess who:] ignored the most fundamental principle of investment theory: you cannot expect to make large profits without taking the risk of large losses" Call of it as the first law of financial thermodynamics. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Incredible review of the origins of managing risk. Really cool to see the changing views of risk against the backdrop of today's financial markets. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

This is really a history of probability theory, from the ancients to today. When did humans start measuring odds? What were the mathematical advances necessary? Who were the key players? How does that ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Allen - Goodreads

Deals with the history of statistics and mathematics and their contributions to how we measure the likelihood of events today. Easy and fun reading for the layman. Read full review


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