Flatiron Books Factfulness
Flatiron Books Factfulness

Factfulness

By Hans Rosling

$16.99

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

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The international bestseller that Bill Gates calls "indispensable" is now available in paperback, with a brand-new readers group guide!

A #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and global bestseller!

"A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." —Barack Obama

FACTFULNESS: the stress-reducing habit of only having opinions for which there are strong supporting facts.

Things aren't as bad as we think. Fact.

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, legendary statisticians Hans, Anna, and Ola Rosling offer a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveal 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 let the bad news take on outsize proportions instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

Filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.

About the Author

Hans Rosling was a medical doctor, professor of international health and renowned public educator. His TED talks have been viewed more than 35 million times.

Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans's son and daughter-in-law, were co-founders with Hans of the Gapminder Foundation. After Google acquired the Trendalyzer bubble-chart tool invented by Anna and Ola, Ola became head of Google's Public Data Team and Anna the team’s senior user experience designer.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

ISBN: 9781250123824

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