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
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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Wow. This is a great thought-provoking book. No wonder it was on Bill Gate's recommended list. I work with numbers and data analysis every day and reading this has made me want to look even deeper ... Läs hela recensionen
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An important book. The data will date fast, but the underlying message won't. Similarly how we should look at data is a timeless message we should all heed. Läs hela recensionen
The Gap Instinct
The Negativity Instinct
The Straight Line Instinct
The Fear Instinct
The Size Instinct
The Generalization Instinct
The Destiny Instinct
The Single Perspective Instinct
The Blame Instinct
The Urgency Instinct
Factfulness in Practice
Factfulness Rules of Thumb
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are ...
Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Begränsad förhandsgranskning - 2018
Factfulness: The Ten Reason We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are ...
Hans Rosling,Ola Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Ingen förhandsgranskning - 2019