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Against the Gods : The Remarkable Story of Risk - 96 edition

by Peter L. Bernstein

Against the Gods : The Remarkable Story of Risk (ISBN10: 0471295639; ISBN13: 9780471295631)
ISBN13: 978-0471295631
ISBN10: 0471295639

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ISBN13: 978-0471121046
ISBN10: 0471121045

Summary: Learning from the Future and The Portable MBA in Strategy. In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are availab ...show morele to us today. Peter Bernstein is President of Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., economic consultants to institutional advisors and corporations. His semimonthly analysis of the capital markets and the real economy, Economics and Portfolio Strategy, is read by managers and owners of investments totaling over one trillion dollars. Mr. Bernstein is the author of many articles in the professional and popular press, as well as six books in economics and finance, including the bestselling Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street. He is the coeditor of Investment Management (Wiley), and was the first editor of The Journal of Portfolio Management. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 09/14/1998
International: No

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xi, 383 pp., biblio., indexes; 23 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. "People constantly make choices, arrive at decisions, and take risks. Savers buy stocks, doctors perform operations, pok ...show moreer players figure the odds, and business managers launch new products. Without the instruments of risk management, such decisions would be impossible, because no one could figure out the likelihood of success. Yet the idea that we need not listen to soothsayers for advice is less than five hundred years old. This book blends biography with history and science to show how famous thinkers like Pascal, Bernoulli, Bayes, Keynes, Markowitz, Arrow and von Neumann paved the way from superstition to the supercomputer. But Bernstein tells of others as well, less known but equally important in developing the theory and practice of risk management. The book also explains significant concepts including probability, uncertainty, the distinction between chance and skill, the interactions between gambling and investing, and rational versus irrational decision-making." - Publisher. ...show less
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1996 Paperback As New. No Jacket Size: 8vo-over 7??"-9??" tall; Trade Paperback As New. An unusual approach to exploring risk and risk management. The author poses the idea that " the revolutionary ...show more idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature"--and explores and explains this idea with historical analysis and transformations throughout the centuries. A worldwide bestseller. 383 pages with Notes, Bibliography and Index. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996. ...show less
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