Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Author:

Hans Rolsing

Publisher:

HACHETTE BOOK PUBLISHING INDIA PVT.LTD

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Publisher

HACHETTE BOOK PUBLISHING INDIA PVT.LTD

Publication Year 2018
ISBN-13

9781473637467

ISBN-10 1473637465
Binding

Hardcover

Edition First
Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.6 x 3.2 x 20.4
Weight (grms) 392

*#1 Sunday Times bestseller * New York Times bestseller * Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * Irish Times bestseller * Guardian bestseller * audiobook bestseller *

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying 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 long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten 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.

Hans Rolsing

Hans Rosling was a medical doctor, professor of international health and renowned public educator. He was an adviser to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and co-founded Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden and the Gapminder Foundation. His TED talks have been viewed more than 35 million times, and he was listed as one of Time Magazines 100 most influential people in the world. Hans died in 2017, having devoted the last years of his life to writing Factfulness.
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