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 e...
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Reviews
Alla borde läsa. Lättläst, fascinerande och viktigt på ett populärvetenskapligt sätt. Fantastiskt att så viktig information kan framställas så lättillgängligt.
Fantastic. Imperfect, but should be compulsory for policy makers, journalists, & educators, highly recommended for voters.
Yes, if we were all Vulcans like Spock's people, we could perform "the calculus of cruelty." But we're human, so even when we know the right numbers and their relationships to each other, we still are going to have trouble designing the best aid programs, effectively distributing the right resources, etc. Rosling has a bit of a problem fully appreciating that; he's wonde ...more
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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
Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most important sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining strategies on how to avoid them.
This book is a treasure ...more
Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund is an absolutely outstanding book about the most important numbers in the world and how most people around the world, including researchers, do not know them.
Everyone should read this book. It is superb. This review will try and say why. The book combines an engaging narrative with insight and a plethora of facts about our world.
Hans Rosling ...more
Ai, cik žēl, ka pēdējās 70lpp bija atsauces, norādes, avoti un pateicības! Bet tas jau laikam norāda uz nopietnību.
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Starptautiskās ziņas nekad vairs neskatīsieties kā agrāk. Varbūt par vēlēšanās nobalsosiet par kaut ko jēdzīgu (ja tas vispār ir iespējams), bet pat ja neizlemsiet pamainīt savu domāšanas taku, varēsiet daudzus faktus un autora atstāstītas situācijas izmantot kolēģu šarmēšanai formālās un maz ...more
Nos últimos anos tenho-me posicionado cada vez mais do lado dos céticos em relação a análises do real a partir de números. Para isso muito tem contribuído a voragem a que todos vamos sendo submetidos por meios de avaliação que não levam em conta quem somos, mas apenas o que debitamos em termos de resultados numa folha de Excel. Por isso mesmo, não fosse a enorme recomendação feita ao livro, por Bill Gates entre outros, dificilmente lhe teria pegado. Reconheço que aprendi muito com Hans Rosling, ...more
78th book for 2018.
I hate TED talks. This book is mostly like an extended TED Talk. Ipso facto I mostly hated this book.
Rosling's central thesis is that in most measures of human development the World is much better than we'd think. That part of the book I enjoyed, though the data backing this up could have been presented in a far shorter book.
Rosling spends a lot of time talking about the important people (e.g., bankers, Davos, bankers at Davos, TED talks) that he's presented this findings too ...more