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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk - 98 edition

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780471295631

ISBN10: 0471295639

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein - ISBN 9780471295631
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein - ISBN 9780471295631

ISBN13: 9780471295631

ISBN10: 0471295639

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98


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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 available 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.

Author Bio

Bernstein, Peter L. : Peter L. Bernstein, Inc.

Peter L. 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

TO 1200: BEGINNINGS.

The Winds of the Greeks and the Role of the Dice.
As Easy As I, II, III.

1200-1700: A THOUSAND OUTSTANDING FACTS.

The Renaissance Gambler.
The French Connection.
The Remarkable Notions of the Remarkable Notions Man.

1700-1900: MEASUREMENT UNLIMITED.

Considering the Nature of Man.
The Search for Moral Certainty.
The Supreme Law of Unreason.
The Man with the Sprained Brain.
Peapods and Perils.
The Fabric of Felicity.

1900-1960: CLOUDS OF VAGUENESS AND THE DEMAND FOR PRECISION.

The Measure of Our Ignorance.
The Radically Distinct Notion.
The Man Who Counted Everything Except Calories.
The Strange Case of the Anonymous Stockbroker.

DEGREES OF BELIEF: EXPLORING UNCERTAINTY.

The Failure of Invariance.
The Theory Police.
The Fantastic System of Side Bets.
Awaiting The Wildness.

Notes.
Bibliography.
Indexes.