Against the Gods (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
394
Utgivningsdatum
1998-08-01
Upplaga
n.e.
Förlag
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Illustratör/Fotograf
Mit Abb
Illustrationer
Ill.
Dimensioner
230 x 155 x 30 mm
Vikt
540 g
Antal komponenter
1
SAB
Qbabb
ISBN
9780471295631
Against the Gods (häftad)

Against the Gods

Remarkable Story of Risk

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Häftad, Engelska, 1998-08-01
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Human existence is based upon risk. This text charts the adventures of a group of thinkers who embarked on a voyage of intellectual discovery, transforming primeval superstition into the powerful tools of risk control employed today.
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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.

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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.