Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.
Author: Hans Rosling
Publisher: Flatiron Books
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “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 "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we 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 perspective—from 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 don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. 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 and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.
Introduction Chapter 1 : Your view of the world is obsolete Chapter 2 : The classification into four levels of wealth is most relevant Chapter 3 : Beware of what reporters say: danger is not where you think it's at Chapter 4 : The ...
Author: Shortcut Edition
Publisher: Shortcut Edition
Category: Business & Economics
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover that your vision of the world is not only obsolete, but also completely wrong. You will also discover : why no one seems to understand what's really going on; why you shouldn't listen to reporters; how not to give in to catastrophism; techniques for analyzing numbers; how to really improve things. The world is changing fast, probably too much, and what you learned in school is no longer relevant. Almost all of your conceptions of the world are obsolete. Your views on world population, wealth inequalities, vaccines, the economy and education, and even global warming are at best approximate, at worst completely wrong. Rest assured, you are not alone in this. Only a tiny minority know what is really happening in the world today. "Factfulness" opens your eyes and restores effective practices. For how could you understand what is going on around you if your knowledge is distorted? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World – and Why Things are Better than You Think challenges our outdated notion that the world is worse off today compared to the past. Along with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, ...
Author: Goldmine Reads
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
There a lot of global trends that, when even the most highly educated people around the world are asked about, are conceived more negatively than it actually is and even chimpanzees will guess more correctly than them. Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon, wrote Factfulness along with his son, Ola Rosling, and daughter-in-law, Anna Rosling Rönnlund—together, they share the reasons to why we distort our worldviews as more negatively than in reality. With ten misconceptions or instincts, they show how our divided ideas (separating us from them), our influence from the media (telling us what to fear), and our perception of progress (seeing how things are getting worse than better) can hinder us from actually making a positive impact.
Author: In a. Nutshell PublishingPublish On: 2018-09-05
This book summarizes the original in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work by the Rosling's. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it.
Author: In a. Nutshell Publishing
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Study Aids
Summary of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling In the book,
Hans Rosling, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (New York: Flatiron Books, 2018), 15. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman also popularized the idea of two types of thinking: System 1, ...
Author: J. S. Park
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Reclaim Your Headspace and Find Your One True Voice As a hospital chaplain, J.S. Park encountered hundreds of patients at the edge of life and death, listening as they urgently shared their stories, confessions, and final words. J.S. began to identify patterns in his patients’ lives—patterns he also saw in his own life. He began to see that the events and traumas we experience throughout life become deafening voices that remain within us, even when the events are far in the past. He was surprised to find that in hearing the voices of his patients, he began to identify his own voices and all the ways they could both harm and heal. In The Voices We Carry, J.S. draws from his experiences as a hospital chaplain to present the Voices Model. This model explores the four internal voices of self-doubt, pride, people-pleasing, and judgment, and the four external voices of trauma, guilt, grief, and family dynamics. He also draws from his Asian-American upbringing to examine the challenges of identity and feeling “other.” J.S. outlines how to wrestle with our voices, and even befriend them, how to find our authentic voice in a world of mixed messages, and how to empower those who are voiceless. Filled with evidence-based research, spiritual and psychological insights, and stories of patient encounters, The Voices We Carry is an inspiring memoir of unexpected growth, humor, and what matters most. For those wading through a world of clamor and noise, this is a guide to find your clear, steady voice.
Author: Cimperman, RSCJ, MariaPublish On: 2020-09-16
1Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (New York: Flatiron Books, 2018). 2 I have paraphrased a number of the questions ...
Author: Haresh KhoobchandaniPublish On: 2022-09-21
I know I needed to find out about myself, first. So I took a test. or In his book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think,2 Hans Rosling shared the Gapminder Test.
Author: Haresh Khoobchandani
Publisher: Write Editions
When we see choice as a pen that allows us to author our own lives, then the possibilities seem endless. Every choice matters. It inextricably causes an individual to grow, stagnate or slide. Author Haresh Khoobchandani has experienced this first hand, starting out as a flight steward through to his career today as a global executive leader in the technology sector. In Growth by Choice, Khoobchandani examines the connective tissue between choice and growth. He prompts reflection on the opportunities presented to us in the moments that matter – how they unlock every person’s inner genius – the talent that is revealed when we align our lives to deeply felt personal values and goals. Poignant, reposeful yet invigorating, Khoobchandani’s words are bent on stirring readers to face inconvenient questions that profoundly challenge their life’s perspectives and priorities, much needed in this era of disruption. Blending compelling stories of his own and three remarkable individuals with a tried and tested growth framework, Khoobchandani yearns Growth by Choice will serve to unlock, empower and inspire you to take practical steps to put your choices in the spotlight and consciously ask: “What must I do to thrive in this constantly changing world?” Growth is an infinite, uniquely adventurous journey. Live yours!
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. New York: Flatiron Books, 2018, pp. 33 et seq. 71 Graph: Global poverty reduction. Source: DEATON, Angus. The Great Escape: Health, wealth, ...
Author: James Marins
Publisher: Editora Voo
Category: Business & Economics
In a time of correction, terrorism, corruption, unemployment, hunger, cancer, depression, in which we are constantly bombarded by catastrophic news, generating the "negative instinct" referred to by Hans Rosling, the question that surrounds us is: who cares? Based on a narrative that is both light and impressively profound, James Marins sets out to fight apathy and ignorance and make us feel the potential of the era in which we live. After all, our capacity for opinion, action, participation and collaboration at scale for systemic changes has never been greater. To understand our possibilities, we cannot limit ourselves to the narrow view of our personal horizon. We need a more comprehensive, complex and systemic analysis. To do so, Marins starts from three fundamental dimensions of the complex richness of our contemporary human condition: the Transforming Movement of Freedom, the Transforming Movement of Economy and the Transforming Movement of Consciousness. All these movements are interconnected, in order to constitute the Massive Transformative Movement, the backdrop in which the author weaves the entire work. The tools for action and for the updating of ourselves are available to all who care, in what is humanity's best time, our best opportunity. The Age of Impact.
Marmot, M. (2016) Status Syndrome: How Your Place on the Social Gradient Directly Affects Your Health. ... and Rosling Rönnlund, A. (2018) Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better than You Think.
Author: Wren-Lewis, Sam
Publisher: Policy Press
We appear to have more control over our lives than ever before. If we could get things right – the perfect job, relationship, family, body and mind – then we’d be happy. With enough economic growth and technological innovation, we could cure all societal ills. The Happiness Problem shows that this way of thinking is too simplistic and can even be harmful: no matter how much progress we make, we will still be vulnerable to disappointment, loss and suffering. The things we do to make us happy are merely the tip of the iceberg. Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative process that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty. Drawing on our psychological capacities for curiosity and compassion, he proposes that we can connect with, and gain a deeper understanding of, the personal and social challenges that define our time
For more on this, see Hans Rosling, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World – and Why Things Are Better than You Think (Sceptre, 2018). 2. Naomi Klein's writings are very helpful to read in this regard. 3.
Author: Ruth Valero
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
How can we live more responsibly? In this A-Z, Ruth Valerio highlights the main threats to people and our planet, God's beloved creation. She shows us how, by making small but significant changes to our lifestyle, we can learn the secret of a life that is both fair and simple. Scenario: you wake up and jump in the shower. The water is hot and the house warm. You eat breakfast: coffee made with water boiled in the kettle, and cereal with milk kept cool in the fridge. You throw out the foil trays from last night's takeaway before jumping in the car and setting off for work. You've done nothing unusual, but already your lifestyle choices - yes, choices - have had an impact on people and the environment across the world. With warmth and honesty, the author shares her personal journey as well as disturbing findings and deep concerns. It is her passion that we would all play our part in caring for the amazing earth that our God has so wisely and generously created.