Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter L. Bernstein


A company Week, manhattan occasions company, and united states this day Bestseller

"Ambitious and readable . . . an enticing advent to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as real humanists assisting to unencumber mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The big apple Times

"An terribly interesting and informative book." -The Wall highway Journal

"A vigorous panoramic ebook . . . opposed to the Gods units up an formidable premise after which gives you on it." -Business Week

"Deserves to be, and without doubt might be, extensively read." -The Economist

"[A] tough e-book, one who may perhaps swap perpetually the best way humans take into consideration the world." -Worth

"No one else may have written a booklet of such imperative significance with loads appeal and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner writer, The Worldly Philosophers

"With his excellent wisdom of the historical past and present manifestations of hazard, Peter Bernstein brings us opposed to the Gods. not anything love it will pop out of the monetary international this 12 months or ever. I communicate rigorously: nobody may still pass over it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University

during this distinctive exploration of the function of probability in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the concept of bringing chance lower than keep an eye on is among the significant principles that distinguishes glossy instances from the far-off earlier. opposed to the Gods chronicles the amazing highbrow experience that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by way of the robust instruments of probability administration which are on hand to us today.

"An super readable heritage of risk." -Barron's

"Fascinating . . . this tough quantity may also help you know the uncertainties that each investor needs to face." -Money

"A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement

"There's a turning out to be marketplace for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein may mingle good of their company." -The Australian

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