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

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'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES *#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.
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  1. Finally I get it
    Jakob, 8 december 2018

    This is the most important learning I have had since my first course in economics at the university 30 years ago. Reading and contemplating this book has made me better understand the world we live in. Feels like I'm released from the Matrix and now live in the real world.

  2. Oerhört viktig!
    Lars Eliasson, 20 september 2018

    Borde vara obligatorisk läsning för alla. Allra helst för alla politiker och andra beslutsfattare. Det skulle förhoppningsvis ändra debatten i samhället.

  3. Klarseende
    Eleanor Hill Edwards, 17 september 2018

    Rosling visar hur människor ser världens nuvarande verklighet genom mörka glasögon. Vi tenderar att tro att allting är på ett nedåt gående spiral, medan mänskligheten har till stor del fått det bättre över tiden. Boken skulle kunna vara kortare och mer effektiv, men dess uppmuntran att kolla fakta i stället för att ta för givit att allting har blivit sämre är oerhört viktig.

  4. Mycket läsvärd
    Fredrik A, 13 juli 2018

    Detta är en bok att rekommendera. Den är både lättläst och innehåller en massa fakta att ta med sig, om man kommer ihåg. Även om man inte kommer ihåg allt så är det ändå något som ligger kvar i minnet och förhoppningsvis gör nytta framöver.

  5. Nödvändig läsning
    Sue Martin, 20 juni 2018

    Denna bok borde läsas som kursmaterial i alla grundskolor - inklusive av all personal. Språket är direkt och enkelt att förstå.

  6. Viktig bok!
    Linda , 21 maj 2018

    Alla bör läsa denna bok. Den borde vara obligatorisk i skolor och som allmänbildning i alla hem! Den bästa bok jag läst!

  7. Läs denna !
    Peter Lööv, 2 maj 2018

    Boken ger en a-ha känsla över hur mycket vi lyssnar på kriser, krig, naturkatastrofer etc. men i verkligheten ser det helt annorlunda ut. Fick hem boken och läste ut den under dagen. Gick inte att slita sig från det den handlade om. Ett bestående minne är hur barnafödandet i Iran utvecklades under 15 år. Helt okänt för mig, men det kan ni läsa om.
    Jag som reser mycket runt i världen har en god nytta av denna fakta.

  8. Oumbärlig uppdatering
    L Strand, 2 maj 2018

    Efter att ha kommit halvvägs genom boken stod det helt klart; Vi, dvs i princip alla människor är helt fel ute med förlegade och totalt felaktiga kunskaper om omvärlden. Den kanske intressante biten är att den bakomliggande psykologin till denna felsyn klarläggs och att man därigenom kan förstå varför fakta har så svårt att slå igenom. Jag har redan köpt vardera en uppsättning till alla mina nu mer eller mindre vuxna barn.

  9. Väldigt viktig bok att läsa!
    Magda, 15 april 2018

    Alla borde läsa den här boken som kommer med flera tydliga exempel som synar flera av mekanismerna bakom våra tankefel som förvrider vår världsbild. Berättarstilen har en lättläst och idiotsäker logik!

    Dels en bok för flera viktiga aha-upplevser men desto viktigare ger den grogrund för att helt ändra vårt tankesätt kring information, som jag vill påstå att alla i samhället i större eller mindre mån behöver!

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It was such a hopeful book - it's about why society is better off than we think and how many of the problems we think exist, don't -- Talita von Furstenberg * Vogue * [A] smart read -- Books for the Beach * Sunday Express * [An] accessible, smart-thinking read which reveals the preconceptions that make us misunderstand the way the world works -- Caroline Sanderson * Daily Mirror * An insistently hopeful, fact-based booster shot for a doomsaying, world-weary population [which] parts the dingy curtains of global pessimism to reveal an alternate and uplifting perspective on the state of world issues today. Co-written with Rosling's son and daughter-in-law, the book effectively educates, uplifts, and reassures readers. . . In compelling readers to comprehend the positive aspects of world changes using practical thinking tools, Rosling delivers a sunny global prognosis with a sigh of relief. - Kirkus I had very high expectations; the book exceeded them. Superb guide to the world and how to be wiser about it. Great storytelling. An inspiration. -- Tim Harford The message is refreshingly clear: when you only hold opinions about things you know the facts about, you can see the world more clearly. * Mr Hyde * An unexpectedly uplifting read. * Emerald Street * Rosling's final work is about the misconceptions most people hold about the world we live in - it's better than we think - and a plea to think critically. -- Robert Muchamore * Metro * Factfulness is a fabulous read, succinct and lively. It asks why so many people - including Nobel laureates and medical researchers - get the numbers so wrong on pressing issues such as poverty, pandemics and climate change... a just tribute to this book and the man would be a global day of celebration for facts about our world. -- Jim O'Neill * Nature * Bestselling books about statistics are as rare as unicorns. One that gets to No.1 is as rare as a lunar unicorn. Factfulness by Hans Rosling is that moon-based creature . . . engaging. * The Times * Triumphant. * Sunday Times * Factfulness has the power to shift your entire perspective. If you want to understand the world, read it now! -- Rolf Dobelli Thoroughly researched and clearly written . . . this is a measured, objective, and ultimately optimistic account of where we are and how we got here. * Independent * Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world. -- Amy Maxmen * Nature * Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" as only he can. But Factfulness 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 [Bill] Gates had selected the tomes as his favourite summer reads . . . [which included] feel-good non-fiction . . . celebrating technological progress and genius, such as Hans Rosling's Factfulness. -- Gillian Tett * FT Magazine * We need more of this way of thinking, both in business and politics. Where better to start than a new book by one of Gates' favourite gurus, the late Swedish statistician Hans Rosling . . . in an age of so-called post-truth, this is a celebration of the all too often repudiated but underlying story of relentless human progress. -- Jeremy Warner * Sunday Telegraph * A wonderful guide to an improving world, as well as being a well-stocked source of sound advice as to how to think about factual and statistical claims . . . The book is a pleasure to read - simple, clear, memorable writing - and when you've finished you'll be a lot wiser about the world. You'll also feel rather happier . . . Factfulness - the relaxing peace of mind you get when you have a clearer view of how the world really is . . . I strongly recommend this book. -- Tim Harford An assault both on ignorance and pessimism . . . helping countries improve their governance and public health and opening them up to the rule of law and market exchange works. But not by some sort of magic. Because we a

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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 Medecins sans Frontieres 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 Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Hans died in 2017, having devoted the last years of his life to writing this book. Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Roennlund, Hans's son and daughter-in-law, were co-founders of the Gapminder Foundation, and Ola its director from 2005 to 2007 and from 2010 to the present day. After Google acquired the bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, invented and designed by Anna and Ola, Ola became head of Google's Public Data Team and Anna the team's senior user experience (UX) designer. They have both received international awards for their work.