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Factfulness

Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Hans Rosling

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...
Publish Date
2020
April 7
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
4.34
ISBN
0001473637465
Recommendations
17
Recommendations
May 18, 2018
Factfulness is one of the most educational books I’ve ever read.      source
Aug 09, 2018
If you read only one book this year, may it be Hans, Anna and Ola Rosling’s Factfullness. Literally mindblowing in today’s world of distorted facts. Ten reasons, backed by examples and facts, on why the world is a better place than our brains might want to think. @OlaRosling      source
Jul 03, 2019
Just finished this amazing, thoughtful & comforting book. I hope you’ll read it. Devastated to read the “outro” that Hans passed away before it was published. Somehow I didn’t know until the end.      source
Feb 10, 2019
I recently finished reading "FACTFULLNESS" by Hans Rosling. Bill Gates says the book is, "One of the most important books I have ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world." I agree. In the Post-Truth world this book is a must read. 👇🏽      source
Jun 07, 2020
If you haven't read the book, I very much recommend it. – Here is the book's site: – On Amazon it has been rated very well by 3,691 readers. For the Kindle it costs only $2.99      source
Dec 27, 2018
@JustinWetherby Enjoy! Loved both of those books      source
Apr 07, 2021
@gregsalterjhb yes, terrific book.      source
Oct 21, 2020
ICYMI: My choice of the best five Books on critical thinking ⁦⁦@five_books⁩      source
Jan 27, 2019
I read Factfullness. Anyone who doesn't know the facts in it should read it both for its optimistic take and the mental habits it encourages. But then you should extend those same habits to the many less positive facts omitted by the book. My review      source
Jul 03, 2018
@cblatts @poverty_action - Factfulness by @HansRosling - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Madam President by @helenecooper - Born a Crime by @Trevornoah All of these have excellent audio books, too.      source
Sep 04, 2018
I just finished reading Factfulness — if you read just one non-fiction book this year, this should be it. A clear-headed, useful book on seeing the whole world more rationally. Plus it's hard to put down. And, the data viz is A++      source
Unmasks a lot of misperceptions that people have about the state of the world.      source
Oct 11, 2018
"Cultures, nations religions, and people are not rocks. They are in constant transformation." Indeed - look to the East for inspiration. Thank you @DanLatimore for the #book recommendation. 🙏📚 @OlaRosling #Factfulness #reading #inspiration #humanity      source
Dec 09, 2018
Factfulness - Book review NEVER assume; DON'T 'think'; ALWAYS know. My favourite principle so beautifully captured in this compact, easy-to-breeze-through, amazing book. Deeply detailed, well researched, Factfulness IS very factful. See pic for review      source
Mar 01, 2019
Day 3 of #goread. Covers of books you have been influenced by. Today I nominate @mickfealty.      source
Feb 23, 2021
@NouraNoman That was one of the best books I read      source