by Hans Rosling

Book Reviews

  • @sweatystartup I like the optimism. Have you read Factfulness? It’s a great one. https://t.co/1ImDumigGsLink to Tweet
  • https://t.co/aF9eBzgETR Useful reset in terms of understanding macro consumption, progress, and scale of population trends. @HansRosling’s commitment to a fact-based worldview is inspirational — may we aspire to such optimistic and pragmatic truthseeking https://t.co/37fBghJDuQLink to Tweet
  • @tobi Highly recommend Factfulness for more interesting, optimistic facts about the world and humanity’s progress. https://t.co/1ImDumigGsLink to Tweet
  • @GavinSBaker @jposhaughnessy Highly recommend reading Factfulness on this topic. Lovely reminders of our progress as a society and species. https://t.co/X2osInDtZrLink to Tweet
  • If you haven't read the book, I very much recommend it. – Here is the book's site: https://t.co/uybZBzvRWx – On Amazon it has been rated very well by 3,691 readers. For the Kindle it costs only $2.99 https://t.co/uxkEenuRLa https://t.co/U9XguXn3j7Link to Tweet
  • If you're looking for a good non-fiction read, I highly recommend Factfulness. Such a clear, rational perspective on the current state of the world. Thank you @dburka for the recommendation – I picked it up after you tweeted about it awhile ago 🙏🏻 https://t.co/brRPCDYvWTLink to Tweet
  • "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling et al, has changed my understanding of the world. It uses data to show me where and how I was wrong, and identifies 10 ways us humans consistently and wrongly misunderstand so many things. Please read it. https://t.co/oXj0zRCXnELink to Tweet
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About Book

“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells thestory 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 readershow to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates 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.