Scientific and mathematical pioneers employed bold thinking to embark on a remarkable adventure of intellectual discovery. Bernstein, an economic ...Show synopsisScientific and mathematical pioneers employed bold thinking to embark on a remarkable adventure of intellectual discovery. Bernstein, an economic consultant, describes in "Against the Gods" 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.Hide synopsis
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This book was recommended by a friend and I can't thank him enough for sharing this find. This book was an amazing insight into how people thought about risk going back several hundred years. To me, those times were tough to live in, so to spend time delving into abstract numbers and sequences and trying to figure out a formula for predicting events, was to say the least, unbelievable. Peter Bernstein has a tremendous grasp of the subject he writes about. I'm sure you'll finish this book with a new picture of what has gone on for all these years.
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