Summary

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. 
When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. 
In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two longtime collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens and reveals the 10 instincts that distort our perspective. 
It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. 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.
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©2018 Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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By Paul on 16-04-18

Important book

One of the most important books you will ever read - you will find yourself reaching for the facts before forming a reactionary opinion.

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By Dr Nicholas Outram on 18-04-18

Inspiring and beautifully written

This must be one of the best books I’ve heard in a long time. A truly enlightened text from what would seem to be a most enlightened group of people who care about one of the most important human endeavours: seeking truth through evidence. Credit also to the narrator who puts real feeling into his reading.
Highly recommended and a great antidote to our human tendency towards negativity and a distorted outlook so often based on falsehoods. Reality it seems can be good news and a reason to be cheerful. Thank you Hans and family.

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By Hassan on 13-04-18

Awakening book

This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It wakes me up and make me more humble about my knowledge of the world and my analytical capability.

It is well-written and the concepts are beautifully demonstrated.

The most important part of the book is that it is based on real life experiences that the author himself lived while he traveled to different parts of the world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-04-18

A masterpiece!

Great content, better than I expected. The story was really good and I loved the examples from Hans life. It made the book more authentic.

The narrator did a great job, and made the experience very pleasant.

I can therefore recommend this book to everyone who want's to broaden there perspectives, become more sceptical, but in the same time, understand the world with a new set of eyes.

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