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Against the Gods The Remarkable Story of Risk

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ISBN-10: 0471295639

ISBN-13: 9780471295631

Edition: 1996

Authors: Peter L. Bernstein

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Bernstein describes how the rational process of risk-taking propelled the process of science and enterprise into the modern world of speed, power, instant communication and sophisticated finance.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Peter L. Bernstein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in economics. After serving as a member of the research staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, Bernstein joined the the Air Force, attaining the rank of captain serving in World War II, and assigned to the Office of Strategic Services. After the war, Bernstein taught economics for many years as an adjunct professor on the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York. In 1951, after teaching economics at Williams College and spending five years in commercial banking, Bernstein became Chief Executive of a nationally known investment counsel firm He retired in 1973 to launch Peter L. Bernstein, Inc. Bernstein was the first Editor of The Journal of Portfolio Management in 1974,and is now Consulting Editor of the Journal. He served on the Visiting Committee to the Economics Department at Harvard University, as a Trustee and member of the Finance Committee of the College Retirement Equities Fund, and as a Trustee of the Investment Management Workshop sponsored by the Association for Investment Management & Research. Bernstein is the author of nine books in economics and finance and he has also written articles in professional journals such as The Harvard Business Review and the Financial Analysts Journal, and in the press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Worth Magazine, and Bloomberg publications. He has contributed to collections of articles published by Perseus and FT Mastering. He is also a lecturer on risk management, asset allocation, portfolio strategy, and market history. Bernstein has received three major awards from the Association for Investment Management & Research, which include; The Award for Professional Excellence, The Graham & Dodd Award, given annually for the outstanding article in the Financial Analysts Journal for the previous year, and The James R. Vertin Award, recognizing individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals.

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