Factfulness

Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Factfulness

Factfulness

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

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Factfulness
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-03 - Publisher: Flatiron Books

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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition 'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an
FACTFULNESS - Summarized for Busy People
Language: en
Pages: 45
Authors: Goldmine Reads
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: Goldmine Reads

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. There a lot of
Summary & Analysis of Factfulness
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: ZIP Reads
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-22 - Publisher: ZIP Reads

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2qfdagm Hans Rosling challenges everything you thought you knew about the world in his groundbreaking book, Factfulness. Think you
Summary: Hans Rosling's Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World-- and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Sarah Fields
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-09 - Publisher: Blurb

New York Times bestselling book Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think is written by the global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling. He defines factfulness as 'the stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.' In Factfulness, Rosling,

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