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
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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outdated?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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...

  • Eric
    Apr 16, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

    This book comes from an author who has not read about the world but rather experienced it. It's tedious but, it's an eye-opener for things we do see and happen right in front of us, yet most of us are still not aware of their existence. An utter must-read. By presenting real fact...

    Ostatnia praca Hansa Roslinga przed ?mierci?: ksi??ka o tym jak walczy? z ignorancj? u siebie i u innych. Cho? to ksi??ka, ktr? ?atwo si? czyta, to jest pe?na szokuj?cych (dla mnie) odkry?. Szokuj?cych bo pokazuj?cych na obiektywnych danych, ?e ?wiat wok? nas...

    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: ...

    Helt klart vrd en 5. Borde lsas av alla. P personligt plan en svag 4. ...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. This book was phenomenal. The good news is that there are many positives about our world, and many things are far better than what we are led to believe. This book will help you question your perceptions about the state ...

  • 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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

  • Alexander Curran
    May 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

  • Devika
    Jun 06, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

    This book comes from an author who has not read about the world but rather experienced it. It's tedious but, it's an eye-opener for things we do see and happen right in front of us, yet most of us are still not aware of their existence. An utter must-read. By presenting real fact...

    Ostatnia praca Hansa Roslinga przed ?mierci?: ksi??ka o tym jak walczy? z ignorancj? u siebie i u innych. Cho? to ksi??ka, ktr? ?atwo si? czyta, to jest pe?na szokuj?cych (dla mnie) odkry?. Szokuj?cych bo pokazuj?cych na obiektywnych danych, ?e ?wiat wok? nas...

    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: ...

  • Anna
    Mar 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 19, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

  • Simona Paunova
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

    This book comes from an author who has not read about the world but rather experienced it. It's tedious but, it's an eye-opener for things we do see and happen right in front of us, yet most of us are still not aware of their existence. An utter must-read. By presenting real fact...

  • Balazs Faluvegi
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

  • Richard Block
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

  • Daniel Araújo
    May 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

    This book comes from an author who has not read about the world but rather experienced it. It's tedious but, it's an eye-opener for things we do see and happen right in front of us, yet most of us are still not aware of their existence. An utter must-read. By presenting real fact...

    Ostatnia praca Hansa Roslinga przed ?mierci?: ksi??ka o tym jak walczy? z ignorancj? u siebie i u innych. Cho? to ksi??ka, ktr? ?atwo si? czyta, to jest pe?na szokuj?cych (dla mnie) odkry?. Szokuj?cych bo pokazuj?cych na obiektywnych danych, ?e ?wiat wok? nas...

    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: ...

    Helt klart vrd en 5. Borde lsas av alla. P personligt plan en svag 4. ...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. This book was phenomenal. The good news is that there are many positives about our world, and many things are far better than what we are led to believe. This book will help you question your perceptions about the state ...

    This is probably the book I'll be recommending the most after Sapiens. ...

  • José Luis
    May 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

  • Marcin Zaremba
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

    This book comes from an author who has not read about the world but rather experienced it. It's tedious but, it's an eye-opener for things we do see and happen right in front of us, yet most of us are still not aware of their existence. An utter must-read. By presenting real fact...

    Ostatnia praca Hansa Roslinga przed ?mierci?: ksi??ka o tym jak walczy? z ignorancj? u siebie i u innych. Cho? to ksi??ka, ktr? ?atwo si? czyta, to jest pe?na szokuj?cych (dla mnie) odkry?. Szokuj?cych bo pokazuj?cych na obiektywnych danych, ?e ?wiat wok? nas...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

  • Joseph Agunbiade
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

  • 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...

  • Micke Goteman
    Apr 16, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

  • Jenny Holmqvist
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...

    Hans Rosling, um dos autores (os outros so um filho e nora) e mentor de todo o trabalho, conhecido por excelentes palestras no TedTalks. Sempre usando a ferramenta que eles criaram, o Gapminder. O livro interessante demais, mostra os nossos vcios humanos de interpratao de...

    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...

    Opens your eyes to how things have really changed in the world in the last 20 -50 years. Gives you a good sense of how the information we "think" we are using to make assumptions about the world is not really how we are making our opinions. As someone who cares about having an a...

    I just finished reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling and Ola Rosling. It is a memoir of the life of a man who saw the world differently, the way everyone else should see it. That with the right data you will always make the better Judgment. That despite our pass...

    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...

    A book that everyone should read. A very clear, practical and easy-to-understand panoramic picture about how the world stands today and how much most people misjudge it. If you've read Pinker's Enlightement Now, which is a good book by the way, this is even better and tells more in a s...

    Won from a Goodreads giveaway A lesson in critical thinking and optimism. Back in elementary school, I recall reading books and taking quizzes on them for a reading program, but the thing was the quiz always came after I had finished the book...not in the introduction where Factf...

    ?People often call me an optimist, because I show them the enormous progress they didn't know about. That makes me angry. I'm not an optimist. That makes me sound naive. I'm a very serious ?possibilist?. That?s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without rea...

    If you only have time to read one book, then let it be this one. It is one of the most charming, heartwarming, inspiring books I've ever read. Though rooted in public health, this book shares the common misconceptions we all have regarding our worldview. These misconceptions are called...

    This book comes from an author who has not read about the world but rather experienced it. It's tedious but, it's an eye-opener for things we do see and happen right in front of us, yet most of us are still not aware of their existence. An utter must-read. By presenting real fact...

    Ostatnia praca Hansa Roslinga przed ?mierci?: ksi??ka o tym jak walczy? z ignorancj? u siebie i u innych. Cho? to ksi??ka, ktr? ?atwo si? czyta, to jest pe?na szokuj?cych (dla mnie) odkry?. Szokuj?cych bo pokazuj?cych na obiektywnych danych, ?e ?wiat wok? nas...

    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: ...

    Helt klart vrd en 5. Borde lsas av alla. P personligt plan en svag 4. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 and revolutionize the orthodox views we have had si...

    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...

    ?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 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...

    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...

    It's a constant challenge to get our facts straight. Like most readers and others the author has challenged, I flunked the test at the beginning of the book. Early in the book, he makes it clear he is not an optimist, never mind an idealist. He simply demonstrates what accurate dat...

    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...

    Just the Facts Hans Rosling's Factfulness is the companion to Steven Pinker's recent Enlightenment Now - and having read Pinker, I got 100% on Hans Rosling's Factfulness test. To any rational person, I recommend both books without reservation. Like Pinker the late Rosling (died i...

    When Hans Rosling passed away last year, he left behind an incredible legacy, and a bold cry for our world to challenge our own thinking and assumptions. The book he has written with his son and daughter in-law is so fitting to who Hans was, and probably represents one of the most impo...

    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...