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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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Hans Rosling

 

  • Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Longlist (2018)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
  • #1 Sunday Times bestseller
  •  Instant New York Times bestseller
  •  Observer ‘best brainy book of the decade’
  • #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • Irish Times bestseller
  • Guardian bestseller *

 

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 indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world. — Bill Gates

 

Factfulness … , a light-hearted but data-rich book, calibrates our view of the world and explains how our cognitive processes can lead us astray — Steven Pinker ― New Statesman, The best books of 2018

 

A powerful antidote to pervasive pessimism and populist untruths. — Andrew Rawnsley ― Observer, Book of the Year

 

A wonderful guide to an improving world, as well as being a well-stocked source of sound advice as to how to think about factual and statistical claims . . . The book is a pleasure to read – simple, clear, memorable writing – and when you’ve finished you’ll be a lot wiser about the world. You’ll also feel rather happier . . . Factfulness – the relaxing peace of mind you get when you have a clearer view of how the world really is . . . I strongly recommend this book. — Tim Harford

 

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 has the power to shift your entire perspective. If you want to understand the world, read it now! — Rolf Dobelli

 

Factfulness is a fabulous read, succinct and lively. It asks why so many people – including Nobel laureates and medical researchers – get the numbers so wrong on pressing issues such as poverty, pandemics and climate change… a just tribute to this book and the man would be a global day of celebration for facts about our world. — Jim O’Neill ― Nature

 

It was such a hopeful book – it’s about why society is better off than we think and how many of the problems we think exist, don’t — Talita von Fürstenberg ― Vogue

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FACTFULNESS: the stress-reducing habit of only having opinions for which there are strong supporting facts.

Things aren’t as bad as we think. Fact.

When asked simple questions about global trends – why the world’s population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty – we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

In Factfulness, legendary statisticians Hans, Anna and Ola Rosling offer a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective.

It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we let the bad news take on outsize proportions 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.

 

About the Author

Hans Rosling was a medical doctor, professor of international health and renowned public educator. He was an adviser to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and co-founded Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden and the Gapminder Foundation. His TED talks have been viewed more than 35 million times, and he was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Hans died in 2017, having devoted the last years of his life to writing Factfulness.

Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans’s son and daughter-in-law, were co-founders of the Gapminder Foundation, and Ola its director from 2005 to 2007 and from 2010 to the present day. After Google acquired the bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, invented and designed by Anna and Ola, Ola became head of Google’s Public Data Team and Anna the team’s senior user experience (UX) designer. They have both received international awards for their work.

Book Specifications

Title: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Author: Hans Rosling
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Published Year: 2018
Publisher: Sceptre
ISBN: 9781473637465
Dimensions: 13.6 x 3.2 x 20.4 cm
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