Factfulness (Macmillan US Flatiron Books)

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9781250231987
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Autor/Verlag: Rosling, Hans, Rosling, Ola, Schwalbe, Will

A-Format
352 Seiten
Includes 100 black-and-white charts and graphs throughout plus four-color printed endpapers as gatefolds
von 2019
HxBxD: 209mm x 138mm x 23mm
Sprache: Englisch
Best.-Nr.900209731
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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

Autor Rosling, Hans, Rosling, Ola, Schwalbe, Will