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Factfulness

By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Narrated by: Simon Slater
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Publisher's 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Excellent subject well delivered

Great narration and great content. Distills and cuts through a lot of the noise we hear everyday to give a real perspective on the state of the world and what is important to focus on. It may not be new to those with a critical mind and it provides great data to back up the reality we are in. I have recommended to anyone I think will listen!

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Excellent, entertaining and encouraging

What a brilliant book. Wonderful for anyone who needs to be more persuasive with facts at work, but more importantly- it changed my mind about how to view the world. I always considered myself open minded and curious, but this shows that I still have far to go, and armed me with tools on how to always improve my understanding, and help others be more I intellectually flexible.

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WOW

This book has completely changed the way I see the world. Very well written, interesting and educational.

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a must read (listen) for any curious mind.

a truly special book, and without doubt, one I'll return to many times in the future.

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mesmerising

Hans Rosling's epitaph . made me teary eyed at the end. The baton has definitely been passed on .

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An excellent book

I enjoy every bit/chapter of that book. I admire the work of Hans Rosling and family members. The narrator has done an excellent job. Worth listening and reading.

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Great book.

I found this book very interesting and suprising. It's changed the way I see the world.

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playfully challenging and insightful

A great read to objectively understand how the world is progressing and the upcoming challenges humanity needs to focus on

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Thought provoking.

Enjoyed it a lot. Opened my eyes. Makes interesting points on topics that sometimes seem open and shut cases. Glad I listened to it.

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This book has changed my life. Thank you!

I cannot recommend this extraordinary book to EVERYONE highly enough. If you ever feel overwhelmed by the bad news you hear everyday then read this book!!

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