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

2018 . Non-fiction, Economics, Business & Finance . Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

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Everyone

About the book

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Factfulness:The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. 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, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals 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 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.

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

Sceptre

Pages:

342

ISBN:

1473637465 (ISBN13: 9781473637467)

Reviews

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Morten V Schroeder image

1 month ago

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Factfulness isn’t one of those books that you just can't put down. It actually took me a little while to get through, and sometimes I needed a break from it, but it's one of those books that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I've already noticed that I am applying some of the thinking to my world view, and I use it’s learnings as a new lense in how to interpret behavior in the world. If self-help books teach you how to interpret behavior of yourself and others, this book re-wires you in how to interpret the macroenvironment of the world. For that reason I find it immensely valuable! I think any person living in a Western country (Income level 4 I should say) owe it to themselves to read this book, because it will put things into perspective. It will teach you very important lessons about the rest of the world, and it will humble you. We have a tendency to think of 'US' and 'THEM' and that we are different, and this books beautifully breaks those barriers down.

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Maria Llamas

6 months ago

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Must read!

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Per Eppers

7 months ago

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Must read for all!

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Alexandra Mészáros

7 months ago

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Thanks Roslings for this book. Changed my perspective in many areas.

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Rikke Vogelsang

9 months ago

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Keep referencing and recommending Factfulness whenever I meet barrier-building believes about people living on our common and unique (until otherwise proven) planet. The optimism in facts raises hope and warms the heart.

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David Landsted

9 months ago

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This is a book about STATISTICS based on public data. Who would have thought that could be interesting 😂👌🏻 Provides some quite surprising insight into how the World has developed!

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Sandra Willer image

9 months ago

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A must read for perspective on the world we live in!

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Frederik Christiansen

1 year ago

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Thought provoking and brilliant 🙏🏻

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Mathias Hansen

1 year ago

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Puts the world into charts and into perspective

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Rohit Kumar

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