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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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Risk is inherent to any activity and uncertainty is all prevalent. Today, we have comlpex mathematical and statistical models to help us quantify and assess risk, but this was not always the case ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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An interesting and informative, if terribly written, summary of the history of the attempt to understand and manage risk and uncertainty. The period covered goes up to the late '90s, so feels a bit ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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193: Even well into the Great Depression, the notion persisted that economic fluctuations were accidents of some kind rather than events inherent in an economic system driven by risk-taking. 206 ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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"Against the Gods" is a good historical overview of the development of risk management, from the first mathematical ideas, to the development of statistics, and onward to the invention of modern tools ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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This book shone as it focused on the development of the financial system from the 1950s to the present. The author's comments about the promises and risks of securitization are quite prescient ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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Good, interesting read. My only complaint is that it wasn't a stand alone book for me. I spent a lot of time doing side reading on the Internet to clarify concepts or to get more info. Nevertheless if you are willing to put the time and effort in, it's a worthwhile book. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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A great read. I cannot say that I agree with the way ideas are presented, Bernstein believes in a "grand avenue" thesis of ideas where they are waiting to be 'discovered'. This is akin to drawing two ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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A quite well written layman's history of the ideas behind contemporary finance and risk management. Interesting and useful I think as supplementary reading for anyone in the markets or studying these ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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As someone who has made a career in insurance, I almost have to have read this book. I think it sat briefly on my shelf with other vaguely appropriate work reading. As a business book, it is ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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"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


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