Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think




      Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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 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. Free Download Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [ by ] Hans Rosling [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Hans Rosling 1948 2017 was a Swedish physician, academic, statistician, and public speaker.He was the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and was the co founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software He held presentations around the world, including several TED Talks in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues.

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  • Hardcover
  • 342 pages
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • Hans Rosling
  • English
  • 18 November 2019
  • 1473637465

10 thoughts on “ Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

  1. Bill Gates says:

    I talk about the developed and developing world all the time, but I shouldn t.My late friend Hans Rosling called the labels outdated and meaningless Any categorization that lumps together China and the Democratic Republic of Congo is too broad to be useful But I ve continued to use developed and developing in public and on this blog because there wasn t aaccurate, easily understandable alternative until now.I recently read Hans new book Factfulness Ten Reasons We re Wrong I talk about the developed and developing world all the time, but I shouldn t.My late friend Hans Rosling called the labels outdated and meaningless Any categorization that lumps together China and the Democratic Republic of Congo is too broad to be useful But I ve continued to use developed and developing in public and on this blog because there wasn t aaccurate, easily understandable alternative until now.I recently read Hans new book Factfulness Ten Reasons We re Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think In it, he offers a new framework for how to think about the world Hans proposes four income groups with the largest number of people living on level 2.This was a breakthrough to me The framework Hans enunciates is one that took me de...

  2. Emily May says:

    It is not easy to say anything bad about this book Not because there aren t issues with it there are but because this was Rosling s last passion project that he completed while battling through his final months with pancreatic cancer If you are unmoved by his son s final words, then you are a much stronger person than I am.Mr Rosling is indeed passionate about his work Factfulness is a highly accessible, informal read in which the author frequently delights at the progress made across It is not easy to say anything bad about this book Not because there aren t issues with it there are but because this was Rosling s last passion project that he completed while battling through his f...

  3. Radiantflux says:

    78th book for 2018.I hate TED talks This book is mostly like an extended TED Talk Ipso facto I mostly hated this book.Rosling s central thesis is that in most measures of human development the World is much better than we d think That part of the book I enjoyed, though the data backing this up could have been presented in a far shorter book Rosling spends a lot of time talking about the important people e.g., bankers, Davos, bankers at Davos, TED talks that he s presented this findings 78th book for 2018.I hate TED talks This book is mostly like an extended TED Talk Ipso facto I mostly hated this book.Rosling s central thesis is that in most measures of human development the World is much better than we d think That part of the book I enjoyed, tho...

  4. Khurram says:

    A very good book, with a very important message about finding facts from data, andimportantly finding the truth in all the information fed to us.This is the a last effort from Hans Rowling, and him long time contributors family It contains real stories and new ways of looking at world data as well as new ways of thinking.The message I really took away from this book is the world is not perfect We have a lot of work to do, but to not forget all we have achieved, to take encouragement A very good book, w...

  5. ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ says:

    This is either a very cruel book or a very fair one, and I m not sure which one On the one hand, the author is extremely sharp in that he realizes that bisection of the world is severely crippling to rational thinking process When it becomes us and them , most of our thinking processes will be black and white colored, or rather discolored What we keep missing is that this world is complex and multifaceted enough to fit into no nice and tidy boxes So, understanding that there arethan This is either a very cruel book or a very fair one, and I m not sure which one On the one hand, the author is extremely sharp in that he realizes that bisection of the world is severely crippling to rational thinking process When it becomes us and them , most of our thinking processes will be black and white colored, or rather discolored What we keep missing is that this world is complex and multifaceted enough to fit into no nice and tidy boxes So, understanding that there arethan 2 ways to live andthan 2 types of countries andthan 2 political parties andthan 2 ways to have a prospering state governance and and and is precious And it s hindered by the tribal us them classification.He s also very right about our usage of outdated statistics and our lack of understanding of how data works.He s very wrong about diminishing the role of ma...

  6. Justin Tate says:

    It s a shame I rarely pick up nonfiction, because I always enjoy it when I do The premise of this one is to debunk common misconceptions people have about the world and explain how a mindset shift toward facts solves a lot of everyday problems It s mostly optimistic, because that s what the facts are saying, but he addresses the woes too The problem is, when asked about important world trends, nearly everyone has the wrong viewpoint Even experts His mission is to examine why this is and It s a shame I rarely pick up nonfiction, because I always enjoy it when I do The premise of this one is to debunk common misconceptions people have about the world and explain how a mindset shift toward facts solves a lot of everyday problems It s mostly optimistic, because that s what the facts are saying, but he addresses the woes too The problem is, when asked about important world trends, nearly everyone has the wrong viewpoint Even experts His mission is to examine why this is and help get people out of the funk.I m an analytical guy, so I rarely jump to extremes or find myself enraged by the news But still, when quizzed, I also answered ...

  7. Andy says:

    Rosling writes about the most important things in the world and does so in an accessible and entertaining style He busts myths using facts This is what non fiction is supposed to be Much of what everybody knows and that we read in the news every day is wrong, because hardly anyone bothers to do reality checking This is a recurring problem in non fiction books, including ones about science So, when finally someone is exposing ignorance, clarifying truth, and exploring logical implications, Rosl...

  8. Daniel Clausen says:

    This is probably one of the most important books available today Why Because our world is desperately in need of a shared sense of reality, and it s very important that this reality has a solid grounding in science and reason The book is not without its controversy The charts and graphs mostly come from UN and World Bank statistics Many people will argue about the factfulness of the various datasets presented in this book after all, your faith in the science and facts of t...

  9. Mehrsa says:

    Why I am right and everyone is wrong I gave a bunch of really smart people a quiz and they all got it wrong how could they be so dumb The book proceeds in this way The point is taken things are way better than they seem I get it I believe his facts though I dispute some o...

  10. Mats Mehrstedt says:

    In the last decades of his life Hans Rosling 1948 2017 made a world wide career lecturing to large corporations, Wall Street bankers, hedge fund managers and gatherings of Nobel laureates and heads of states such as in Davos, about the statistics of the world Roslings son invented a software so that you could present statistics with moving, shrinking and growing bubbles in different colors, which made an otherwise boring subject highly entertaining The program could even be sold to Google In the last decades of his life Hans Rosling 1948 2017 made a world wide career lecturing to large corporations, Wall Street bankers, hedge fund managers and gatherings of Nobel laureates and heads of states such as in Davos, about the statistics of the world Rosling s son invented a software so that you could present statistics with moving, shrinking and growing bubbles in different colors, which made an otherwise boring subject highly entertaining The program could even be sold to Google.Now, if you want to make a lot of money with people like this, you better tell them what they want to hear, or the invitat...

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