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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This book is an inside story on the great discoveries in probability, and the lives of people involved. At times it could be dense, and I would not describe it as either gripping or a page turner. However, it was insightful and interesting, even if it took me a while to slog through it. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Yijun - Goodreads

A bit boring and difficult to read. Most interesting and readable part is the last two chapters talking about the latest development of risk management, particularly in finance area. It's helpful to understand the history of risk and it is indeed an informative book Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Zulfadzli Zaini - Goodreads

The book tends to be biographical for the most part of it, perhaps the author thought that it was necessary. Otherwise, I consider it as a non-technical book about the establishment of risk management ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Andrecrabtree - Goodreads

More the story of uncertainty then risk. Risk stems from uncertainty but it is not the same thing. There is also a heavy emphasis, in the latter parts of the book, on the financial markets. What about ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Don't read this book unless you are a professional investment adviser or regularly read investment books for fun in your spare time. If you happen to meet those criteria, this book will help answer ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

This was a pretty good book, and it made a valiant attempt to thread the needle between being a book for math/ stats geeks and normal humans, but I am not sure it made it. I suspect the non-geeks ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

I enjoyed the distant historical parts, less the newer - the last third of book did nothing for me. 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  - 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  - Marc Andrew - Goodreads

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