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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, Classics . Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

9.3

Everyone

About the book

4.4/5.0

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.

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Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

Sceptre

Pages:

342

ISBN:

1473637465 (ISBN13: 9781473637467)

Reviews

Maria Llamas

4 months ago

10

Must read!

Per Eppers

5 months ago

10

Must read for all!

3 Comments

Alexandra Mészáros

5 months ago

10

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

3 Comments

Rikke Vogelsang

6 months ago

10

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.

David Landsted

7 months ago

9

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!

Sandra Willer

7 months ago

10

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

Frederik Christiansen

11 months ago

10

Thought provoking and brilliant 🙏🏻

Mathias Hansen

1 year ago

10

Puts the world into charts and into perspective

Louis Gilbert Jespersen

1 month ago

10

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1 month ago

10

Emma Louise Teisen

2 months ago

10

Julie la Cour

2 months ago

10

Esben Poulsen

3 months ago

7

2 Comments

Frederik Pontoppidan

4 months ago

10

Carmine Petrone

5 months ago

9