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Against the Gods

The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods( )
Author: Bernstein, Peter L.
ISBN:978-0-471-29563-1
Publication Date:Sep 1998
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Imprint:Wiley
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.95
Book Description:

Risk is one of the fundamental features of human existence, as all decision makers employ it in one form or another. The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the rest of history is the notion that the future is more than just the whim of the gods-that men and women are not simply passive before nature.

Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Education / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.944 x 8.915 x 1.088 Inches
Book Weight:1.074 Pounds
Author Biography
Bernstein, Peter L. (Author)
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 Ja



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