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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk – Peter L. Bernstein
Non-fiction / 8th January 2020

Introduction Against the Gods is a book about risk. It chronicles the development of the risk management system. The author tells the story of a group of thinkers whose vision revealed how to put the future at the service of the present. Author Peter L. Bernstein was an American financial historian, economist and educator. He had experience of running wealth management firm and was the first editor of The Journal of Portfolio Management. He had received 3 major awards from CFA Institute. He passed away in 2009. Content Against the Gods has an introduction and 19 chapters. The chapters are divided into 5 sections. The first section is To 1200: Beginnings and has 2 chapters. The second section is 1200 – 1700: A Thousand Outstanding Facts and contains 3 chapters. The next section is 1700 – 1900 and consists of 6 chapters. The fourth section is 1900 – 1960: Clouds of Vagueness and the Demand for Precision and is made up of 4 chapters. The final section is Degrees of Belief: Exploring Uncertainty and has 4 chapters. Review This book is like a history of statistics, at least to me. The author starts with early gamblers in ancient Greece till…