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Factfulness

Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Sprecher: Simon Slater
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 59 Min.
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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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Essential reading

Most of us think the world is getting worse, so we get depressed, blame others and vote for change. The rise of nationalist parties, populist leaders and events such as Brexit may have been averted if more of us had realised the truth: the world is gradually and steadily getting better. While there is still plenty to do and we need to act faster, we should be encouraged by our progress as it shows we can improve the world. So how do we avoid having the wrong view of the world and making the wrong choices going forward? We read This book and start to focus on real facts rather than the drama we absorb in the media.

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Das wohl wichtigstes Buch des Jahres, wenn nicht des Jahrhunderts

Wenig hat mich in den letzten Jahren so beeindruckt, wie dieses Buch.
Es öffnet die Augen für das Wesentliche und den wirklichen Zustand der Welt - fern ab von medialer Panikmache und subjektivem Jammern.
LESEN!!!

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illuminating

A seriously worthwhile book to spend 6 hour's with. Every person I think could take away something useful from this experience.

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must read

This is wonderful work showing how much ignorant we are about our world. highly recommend listen/read.

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Update your world view

Strong models to continously update your world view plus a perspective on the development of our countries which is most important to know.

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Very very important

When I started this book I didn't really know what to expect but I was very very curious.

Being myself a researcher I always believed that a fact based world view is crucial for meaningful debates about our future. this book stressed that fact in a very humble but firm way.

I think it's a book that is definitely worth reading and hopefully a book that is able to change people's view of the world. As the author mentioned however, it's not an easy task. people don't like facts but that shouldn't stop the rest of us from stressig their importance !

Thank you for this amazing read!

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the 'big picture' fact based

Great listening experience when you are interested in the direction our world is moving. Hans Rosling was a Swedish public health expert, obviously interested in the global view. With the help of his coauthors he made his last book one that counts. We learn about surprising changes this world has gone through, seasoned with personal experiences from the author's life.
The speaker's way of reading was pleasant to listen to, that is for me personally.
Overall easy to recommend to a broad audience, especially if you think you pretty much understand what really matters on this planet.

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It's a must read (listen)!

I learned a number of great facts and perspectives about the world and how to look at it. Highly recommended.

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Enlightening. Made me more optimistic

The reader is perfect. The points are made clear, almost too many times. Good anecdotes!

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Factful

A wonderful written books about facts we should know, we must know, that will help us navigate our life on a much better and focused way!