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

Factfulness: The 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 r Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. ...

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Title:Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Author:Hans Rosling
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

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

  • Christine
    Feb 26, 2018

    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outdated?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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

  • Laura
    Mar 31, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

  • Daniel Clausen
    Aug 17, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

  • Mehrsa
    Apr 28, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

  • Bettie☯
    Mar 30, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

  • Erik
    May 03, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

  • Nyamka Ganni
    Jun 29, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

  • Andy
    Apr 28, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

  • Kristīne
    Jul 26, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

  • Cheryl
    Sep 03, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

  • Pete
    Apr 13, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes it made me angry, seeming to be very preachy and self-important. "Everything you do and are now is wrong and here's why." When someone comes at me with that kind of message, I tend to get very defensive. But I always kept reading because...

    Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World ? and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rnnlund is an absolutely outstanding book about the most important numbers in the world and how most people around the world, including...

  • Betsy
    Aug 09, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes it made me angry, seeming to be very preachy and self-important. "Everything you do and are now is wrong and here's why." When someone comes at me with that kind of message, I tend to get very defensive. But I always kept reading because...

  • Lucy
    Jun 13, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes it made me angry, seeming to be very preachy and self-important. "Everything you do and are now is wrong and here's why." When someone comes at me with that kind of message, I tend to get very defensive. But I always kept reading because...

    Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World ? and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rnnlund is an absolutely outstanding book about the most important numbers in the world and how most people around the world, including...

    I've been a fan of Hans Rosling since watching his Ted talks almost ten years ago, if you have not watched them stop reading this and go and do it now, you will thank me for it. The first few chapters revisit the same ground , but the rest of this book is more of his inspired take o...

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically u...

    Ale ano, dvm p?t hv?zdi?ek, to se skute?n? nestv ?asto. O knize jsem poprv sly?ela na blogu Billa Gatese, ale pak jsem ji pustila zhlavy. A? kdy? jsem se vracela zdovolen a na pra?skm leti?ti jsem ji zahldla p?i koupi lstku na autobus, ?ekla jsem si: ...

  • Tanja Berg
    Jun 30, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Jul 13, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

  • Romanas af Wolfsborg
    Jun 03, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

  • Michael Perkins
    Jun 07, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

  • Harald Groven
    Apr 05, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes it made me angry, seeming to be very preachy and self-important. "Everything you do and are now is wrong and here's why." When someone comes at me with that kind of message, I tend to get very defensive. But I always kept reading because...

    Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World ? and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rnnlund is an absolutely outstanding book about the most important numbers in the world and how most people around the world, including...

    I've been a fan of Hans Rosling since watching his Ted talks almost ten years ago, if you have not watched them stop reading this and go and do it now, you will thank me for it. The first few chapters revisit the same ground , but the rest of this book is more of his inspired take o...

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically u...

  • SeyedMahdi Hosseini
    Oct 12, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

  • Radiantflux
    Jul 22, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

  • Shalini Sinha
    Apr 15, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

  • Tristan Eagling
    Apr 13, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes it made me angry, seeming to be very preachy and self-important. "Everything you do and are now is wrong and here's why." When someone comes at me with that kind of message, I tend to get very defensive. But I always kept reading because...

    Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World ? and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rnnlund is an absolutely outstanding book about the most important numbers in the world and how most people around the world, including...

    I've been a fan of Hans Rosling since watching his Ted talks almost ten years ago, if you have not watched them stop reading this and go and do it now, you will thank me for it. The first few chapters revisit the same ground , but the rest of this book is more of his inspired take o...

  • Scott
    May 05, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

  • Bill Gates
    May 18, 2018

    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?v...

  • Lindsey Clewett
    Jul 21, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes it made me angry, seeming to be very preachy and self-important. "Everything you do and are now is wrong and here's why." When someone comes at me with that kind of message, I tend to get very defensive. But I always kept reading because...

    Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World ? and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rnnlund is an absolutely outstanding book about the most important numbers in the world and how most people around the world, including...

    I've been a fan of Hans Rosling since watching his Ted talks almost ten years ago, if you have not watched them stop reading this and go and do it now, you will thank me for it. The first few chapters revisit the same ground , but the rest of this book is more of his inspired take o...

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically u...

    Ale ano, dvm p?t hv?zdi?ek, to se skute?n? nestv ?asto. O knize jsem poprv sly?ela na blogu Billa Gatese, ale pak jsem ji pustila zhlavy. A? kdy? jsem se vracela zdovolen a na pra?skm leti?ti jsem ji zahldla p?i koupi lstku na autobus, ?ekla jsem si: ...

    I love this book. It isn?t often I give 5* but this book is thoroughly deserving. Everyone should read this. Hans starts off with a quiz about the general state of the world with a focus on health and wealth. I won?t give too much away but suffice to say you?ll probably get more ...

  • Annika Kronberg
    Aug 28, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...

    Alla borde lsa. Lttlst, fascinerande och viktigt p ett populrvetenskapligt stt. Fantastiskt att s viktig information kan framstllas s lttillgngligt. ...

  • ScienceOfSuccess
    Jul 03, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

  • Marilla
    Feb 21, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

  • Mats Mehrstedt
    May 11, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

  • Gerard
    Aug 30, 2018

    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?v...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    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 d...

    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 en...

    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 g...

    The first time I saw Rosling, he was explaining on television that most of the Syrian refugees are displaced in their own country, and not on their way to Europe. He had so many bright ideas. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death and I immediately shied from the postmortem release...

    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 the orthodox views we have had since forever. In...

    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 h...

    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 invent...

    This book came highly recommended by The Economist, amongst others, though to me it was unsurprising, lacked particularly interesting conclusions, and felt rather tedious. The work begins with a quiz consisting of 13 questions. The author claims that a 2017 study asked the same que...

    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 v...

    TL;DR People as not as rich, and not as poor as we expect them to be. We can blame media and education for this, but we can't change it. ...

    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 of his...

    ?We?re all gonna die,? whispered the young knight next to me. Twenty seven thoughts raced across my mind. First, knights weren?t as advertised. Did this one really use the word ?gonna? instead of ?going to?? And what about this contraction ?we?re?? I would?ve...

    ??? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????. - ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????...

    ?I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x... Description: Why are people convinced that the world is more frightening 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 B...

    The best part: Author's passion! This book is my last battle in my lifelong mission to fight devastating ignorance. ? Hans Rosling Human race survived numerous disasters and who knows how many to come. One thing is certain that we made miraculous progresses along the way. World...

    Ai, cik ??l, ka p?d?j?s 70lpp bija atsauces, nor?des, avoti un pateic?bas! Bet tas jau laikam nor?da uz nopietn?bu. Lieliska gr?mata! Ja j?s ?od izdom?jat izlas?t tikai vienu zin?tnisku gr?matu, lai t? ir ??. Starptautisk?s zi?as nekad vairs neskat?sieties...

    Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters. Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and th...

    I have had the opportunity of seeing professor Hans Rosling live at one event. He was giving one of his classic presentations enriched with his famous interactive diagrams. Hans was hastily bouncing around the scene and by using an oversized stick as a prop he was lively explaining how...

    Like the title entails. This is about the FACTS. Had the luck to see him once when he visited Chicago. Incredible man. God Bless and may he rest in peace. ...