Results 31-40 of 60

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Sabrine Faragallah - Goodreads

An academic read in a non-academic tone. This was a great history through the basis of financial theory. The first half was a bit slow for me, but the pace picked up as Bernstein started into the 20th ... Read full review

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 In some ways, it's outdated - it came out 15 years ago, before the collapse of Long Term Capital Management or current mortgage bubble.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  - 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

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Wes Devauld - Goodreads

Against the Gods is a fun exploration of the history of mathematics and risk management that brings us to the current decade. The author has a very easy going style and presents what otherwise could ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Vincent Chough - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this one. History, science, math and markets all bundled up in an attractive interpretation of why, how and who takes risks. This is a must read for any investor. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

"A and B are playing a fair game of balla. They agree to continue until one has won six rounds. The game atually stops when A has won five and B three. How should the stakes be divided?" Not until ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

The first two- thirds (up until Black and Scholes) were quite interesting. Then I felt like it wrapped up too quickly, and it would be better if it had been updated with information after the 2008 crisis. 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  - 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


User ratings

5 stars
48
4 stars
78
3 stars
41
2 stars
14
1 star
7

5 stars - 40
4 stars - 60
3 stars - 38
2 stars - 14
1 star - 4


Goodreads - 159
Kirkus - 1