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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Mike Gilmore - Goodreads

This is a great overview of the history of the development of Statistics. There are some details that bugged me, being a Stats guy myself. But for the big picture sketch it is really good. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Zachary - Goodreads

The concept of assessing risk is something we take for granted, or it should be. Unfortunately, risk, and probability overall, are not something that is intuitive and perhaps that is why we are not ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - JP - Goodreads

A fine treatment of the evolution of our understanding of risk -- the discovery of probability, the addition of rigor through mathematics, the application to economics, the theory of games, the ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Trent - Goodreads

A little boring through some sections, very interesting in others. When averages out, I would give it about an 82%, hence the 4 star review. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Excellent history book about evolution of Math. Extremely insightful and readable dealing with a inherently tough subject. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Jase Goldsmith - Goodreads

Mathematics and in particular financial mathematics has been an important part of evolution of the modern economic world. Out of this, banking was created and trade evolved including the ability to ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - David - Goodreads

One of my far more accomplished colleagues told me this is one of the best books on risk he's ever read. Actually, he wasn't a colleague, he was my friend's dad who was a pretty big deal. But now I'm ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Marco Centauro - Goodreads

If you have a passion for numbers and statistics and you want to learn how the science evolved over the centuries Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Alvin Lim - Goodreads

Scientific and mathematical pioneers employed bold thinking to embark on a remarkable adventure of intellectual discovery. Bernstein, an economic consultant, describes in "Against the Gods" how the ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Comprehensive look at what Risk is, and has been throughout history. How it has been conceived, measured and managed. Historical parts were generally very interesting, but some of the readings got a ... Read full review


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