The Remarkable Story of Risk

Book Review: Against the Gods The Remarkable Story of Risk Peter L. Bernstein Against the Gods has a very descriptive subtitle; it is a remarkable story about risk. The underlying hypothesis of the book is that the rise of risk management has been a major driver behind the rapid development of the world. Bernstein writes about uncertainty, probability and risk beginning with its origins in ancient Greece and ending with the complex techniques and products that are used today to manage risk.

Minard's chart

Joseph Minard's graphic explaining Napoleon's Russian Campaing