Factfulness: ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"One of the most important books I've ever read--an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world." - Bill Gates "Hans Rosling tells the story of 'the secret silent miracle of human progress' as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly." -- Melinda Gates " Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulnes s: 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 random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.
In Factfulness , Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens . They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective --from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them ) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse).
Our problem is that we don't know what we don't know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.
It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn't mean there aren't real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.
Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future.
"This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn't enough. But I hope this book will be." Hans Rosling, February 2017.
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|Grouping Title||factfulness ten reasons we re wrong about the world and why things are better than you think|
|Grouping Author||rosling hans|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-20 03:55:05AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-20 00:36:19AM|
|auth_author2||Harries, Richard,, Harries, Richard., Ron?nlund, Anna Rosling,, Ronnlund, Anna Rosling., Rosling Rönnlund, Anna,, Rosling, Ola,, Rosling, Ola.|
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|available_at_loveland||Loveland Public Library|
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|display_description||Inspiring and revelatory, this is a book of stories by a late legend, for anyone who wants to really understand the world. It is based on a lifetime trying to teach a fact-based worldview, and of listening to how people misinterpret and overdramatize the facts even when they are right there in front of them. Written by Hans Rosling as he approached death, it features surprising, shocking, funny and poignant stories from Hans' life - from his difficult childhood in Sweden, through his work in Mozambique as a junior doctor, to his later work wowing audiences of millions around the world. -- Publisher.|
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|title_display||Factfulness: ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think|
|title_full||Factfulness Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Factfulness [compact disc] : ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think / Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Factfulness [electronic resource] : ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think / Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Factfulness: ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think / Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ron?nlund|
|title_sub||ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think|
|topic_facet||Critical thinking, Evaluation, HISTORY / World, History, Mathematics, Nonfiction, Psychology, Quality of life, Science, Social indicators, Social perception, Statistics|