Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.When asked simple questions about global trendswhat percentage of the worlds population live in poverty; why the worlds population is increasing; how many girls finish schoolwe 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 perspectivefrom 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 dont know what we dont 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 doesnt mean there arent 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 ignorancePreviously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasnt enough. But I hope this book will be. Hans Rosling, February 2017....
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Ostatnia praca Hansa Roslinga przed śmiercią: książka o tym jak walczyć z ignorancją u siebie i u innych.
Choć to książka, którą łatwo się czyta, to jest pełna szokujących (dla mnie) odkryć. Szokujących bo pokazujących na obiektywnych danych, że świat wokół nas jest zupełnie inny niż sobie wyobrażamy (i co mówią nam ludzie i media dookoła). Z przyjemnością czytałem jak Hans rozjeżdża jak walec moje uproszczenia i stereotypy o świecie.
I to nawet mi, komuś, kto wszystkim powtarza, że będzie już ty ...more
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 hope. Factfulness gives real, data-based information about how we use information and how to do that better. It is frank and it is real and I have never felt so empowered in my life. The tips and explanations in here are ...more
Det finns ju inte att ge den här något annat än en femma.
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’ve continued to use “developed” and “developing” in public (and on this blog) because there wasn’t a more accurate, easily understandable alternative—until now.
I recently read Hans’ new book Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong Abo ...more
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-based data, it copes with our misconceptions and misbeliefs, most of them perceived by commonly shared sentiments - an overdramatic worldview, negative instincts or fear. It does not advocate to turn our backs on the pr ...more
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 endearing).
Anyway, I'm not usually a reader of nonfiction, but this seemed interesting, and I obtained it, so obviously I read it. It was actually really good. Rosling was a very interesting narrator, which I decided ...more
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 the world works. Which is not how many people think it does. The speech was impressive. The life of professor Rosling was even more impressive, and he shared a great deal of it throughout the years by using his un ...more
“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 reason, nor fears without reason, someone who constantly resists the overdramatic worldview. As a possibilist, I see all this progress, and it fills me with conviction and hope that further progress is possible. This is not o ...more