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INSTANTNEW 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. ButFactfulness 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 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 random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. InFactfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offersa radical new explanation of why this happens. They revealthe ten instincts that distort our perspective--from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version ofus andthem) 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,Factfulnessis 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.… (més)
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Títol:Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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I wasn't aware Hans died of cancer during writing ( )
  dualmon | Nov 17, 2021 |
This should be required reading in school--multiple tames. Say, seventh grade, junior year of high school, and at least once again in any higher education.

What I loved best about this book is that it wasn't as 100% optimistic as the subtitle makes it seem. Rosling makes a great comparison of the state of the world with a baby born prematurely: every day, things are better--still not great, but better. It's so rare that I can find people who can appreciate two realities at once.

And it's not all statistical. This book was clearly a labor of love, and Rosling is open, honest, and very human with his personal examples and disclaimers. It's such a shame that he died before the book was published--I would have loved to hear this remarkable man speak, and maybe even tried to work for him. After all, I'm writing my final paper for my preservation course on preserving digital datasets. ( )
  books-n-pickles | Oct 29, 2021 |
One of the most important books I ever read. If you want to have a clearer view of the world you live in, grab this book. ( )
  Leonardo_ | Oct 29, 2021 |
[Caveat: I have not seen the TED talk or any of his other online work. ]

Do you have anxiety?
Are you a feminist?
Are you an environmentalist?

Then this book is for you.
It gives you the sources/tools to sort through all the (mis)information that is passed around in most circles and countries.

I liked his ways of tackling biases and his point about not thinking of those different than us as idiots. He has a good way of simplifying complicated information.

I did find it slightly self-serving of Bill Gates to "highly recommend" this book and for Rosling to "highly recommend" Bill Gates for his work. But that's me.

And now...

WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL OPINION ahead.

When I was in my GE biology course I had professor who had recently married his second wife. He had fathered two children with his first wife and spent some time telling us about the world population problem. I promise this connects.

Then, in a spirit of nobility, he told us that his new wife wanted children but, since he had already had two children (and, supposedly, because he couldn't have .5 without having the other .5) he would father no more children.

Possibly because I'm female, and possibly because I love children, I took umbrage with this statement and pitied that poor woman. It was not her fault that he had married and had children before her. He shouldn't make her suffer for his past decisions. *

This illustrates a large portion of my personal take on some of his views. More entitled and spoiled children are not the answers to this world's problems. And it doesn't necessarily follow that more education creates women who don't want more than 2 children or that women who have more are less educated. Nor does it follow that abortion is always self-sacrificing act. He definitely sounded self-pleased on those topics, to me. It is one thing to look at the stats, but in this case I shall look at the shoes, Mr. Rosling.


* Was it her fault that she married him/didn't work this out before marriage? Probably. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
I think it would be helpful, especially in the deeply divided US, for everyone to read this book. Rosling shows us how to work off of facts rather than our instincts-or biases. ( )
  jaylcee | Sep 12, 2021 |
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INSTANTNEW 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. ButFactfulness 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 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 random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. InFactfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offersa radical new explanation of why this happens. They revealthe ten instincts that distort our perspective--from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version ofus andthem) 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,Factfulnessis 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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