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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  - Jake - Goodreads

"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

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  - Andrew Dalgleish - Goodreads

I almost killed myself getting through this book, but it has its moments. Basically its a chronological history of statistics, with an emphasis on the personal lives of those involved in advancing the ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Christian Overbey - Goodreads

I loved this book and it really opened my eyes to modern financial history. On the other hand, I know a little something (enough to be dangerous) about the modern function of markets, corporations, and shysters to know there is so much fraud, we need to keep our eyes open. And we are not! Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

I only got about 50 pages in. The author makes broad general assumptions, never backs them up, and treats them like facts. His description of statistics is hard to follow. In one case I KNOW he did his math incorrectly. All this lead me to abandoning the book. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Shan - Goodreads

it was a great book. 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  - Alexander - Goodreads

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

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I found this book very interesting and intriguing. It takes you on a historical perspective of how man has pereceived and understood risk. As we have come to better understand risk, probabilities and ... Read full review


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