Factfulness



Factfulness FactfulnessThe 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. New Download Factfulness author Hans Rosling For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Factfulness
  • Hans Rosling
  • English
  • 13 July 2017
  • 1473637465

10 thoughts on “Factfulness

  1. Marilla says:

    I got this as an ARC from Goodreads Giveaways do you know happy that made me It is true I had a 20% chance of getting it, as opposed to the 0.0118% chance most of these giveaways have, but still My first ARC All the imperfections and missing dates and awkward formatting was very endearing.Anyway, I m not usually a reader of nonfiction, but this seemed interesting, and I obtained it, so obviously I read it It was actually really good Rosling was a very interesting narrator, which I decided I got this as an ARC from Goodreads Giveaways do you know happy that made me It is true I had a 20% chance of getting it, as opposed to the 0.0118% chance most of these giveaways have, but still My first ARC All the imperfections and missing dates and awkward formatting was very endearing.Anyway, I m not usually a reader of nonfiction, but this seemed interesting, and I obtained it, so obviously I read it It was actually really good Rosling was a very interesting narrator, which I decided pretty early on as in, page three , because he starts out with talking about sword swallowing and then goes on to tell us about how he occasionally does it at the end of his lectures That immediately was very endearing, considering the last nonfiction book I read was Outliers by the esteemed but irritatingly condescending Malcom Gladwell, and Rosling did nothing to take away my...

  2. Laura says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Book of the week Why are people convinced that the world isfrightening than it really is Hans Rosling thinks he has the answer.Professor Hans Rosling was the man in whose hands data sings He was dubbed a true inspiration by Bill Gates and became a viral celebrity thanks to his popular TED talks which broke down the statistics behind global health and economics.Before his death in 2017 Rosling spent years asking global audiences simple questions about basic trends. From BBC Radio 4 Book of the week Why are people convinced that the world isfrightening than it really is Hans Rosling thinks he has the answer.Professor Hans Rosling was the man in whose hands data sings He was dubbed a true inspiration by Bill Gates and became a viral celebrity thanks to his popular TED talks which broke down the statistics behind global health and economics.Before his death in 2017 Rosling spent years asking global audiences simple questions about basic trends How widespread is extreme poverty What is life expectancy today How many children in the world have been vaccinated He quizzed everyone from medics to lecturers, bankers, political decision makers even Nobel Laureates And the results were always the same Ever...

  3. Christine says:

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways This is honestly one of the most eye opening, opinion changing books I have ever read Especially in today s political climate, everything feels like the worst case scenario and it can be hard to know what to do without losing hope Factfulness gives real, data based information about how ...

  4. Bettie☯ says:

    BOTWhttps www.bbc.co.uk programmes b09xDescription Why are people convinced that the world isfrightening than it really is Hans Rosling thinks he has the answer Professor Hans Rosling was the man in whose hands data sings He was dubbed a true inspiration by Bill Gates and became a viral celebrity thanks to his popular TED talks which broke down the statistics behind global health and economics.Before his death in 2017 Rosling spent years asking global audiences simple question BOTWhttps www.bbc.co.uk programmes b09xDescription Why are people convinced that the world isfrightening than it really is Hans Rosling thinks he has the answer...

  5. Shalini Sinha says:

    Everyone has a list of 5, 10 or xx books which come along every once in a while and completely change your perspectives on some of the convictions you ve held for long Factfulness is one such book it has the prospective to challenge and revolutionize the orthodox views we have held since forever.In my opinion, Factfulness is the one of the most influential books published in 2018 The greatest deal about it is not the facts or fancy numbers graphs I still love them it has, but that h Everyone has a list of 5, 10 or xx books which come along every once in a while and completely change your perspectives on some of the convictions you ve held for long Factfulness is one such book ...

  6. Micke Goteman says:

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions The book he has written with his son and daughter in law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most important messages of our time Just like Hans teaching, the book is a mixture of incredible and hilarious stories, and with built in lessons that shakes up the way we often think in the west.An easy read, and a power When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions The book he has written with his son and daughter in law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most important messages of our time Just like Hans teaching, the book is a mixture of incredible and hilarious stories, and with built in lessons that shak...

  7. Richard Block says:

    Just the FactsHans Rosling s Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker s recent Enlightenment Now and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling s Factfulness test To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation.Like Pinker the late Rosling died in 2017 wanted to know why we are so wrong about our understanding of the world, and how to use facts to correct this understanding Pinker goes further he celebrates reason and science, and understands and utilises Da Just the FactsHans Rosling s Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker s recent Enlightenment Now and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling s Factfulness test To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation.Like Pinker the late Rosling died in 2017 wanted to know why we are so wrong about our understanding of the world, and how to use facts to correct ...

  8. Jennifer says:

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 50 years Gives you a good sense of how the information we think we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions.As some...

  9. Joseph Agunbiade says:

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling.It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment That despite our passions we can only make meaningful impact if the facts are true and not exaggerated That the data of yesterday is not the same as that of today as such we must keep measuring And lastly that the world is getting better and to I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosli...

  10. Anna says:

    Won from a Goodreads giveawayA lesson in critical thinking and optimism.Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the booknot in the introduction where Factfulness has theirs All the same, I gave it a go Out of the 13 questions asked, I answered 10 correctly and one I missed because I thought of the wrong species of a creature Not bad I thought, but also not great Well, I Won from a Goodreads giveawayA lesson in critical thinking and optimism.Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the booknot in the introduction where Factfulness has theirs All the same, I gave it a go Out of the 13 questions asked, I answered 10 correctly and one I missed because I thought of the wrong species of a creature Not bad I thought, but also not great Well, I came to learn that actually was pretty great.I was a bit incredulous when they explained the answers people normally chose How could people get them that wrong That didn t make any sense I read on withthan a hint of skepticism, and found myself wondering if I was going to even finish this book My rating is a bit of a spoiler as to how it turned out in the end.Factfulness explains how so many are wrong about things they believe to be common knowledge about the world They go a step further though, by n...

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