Factfulness

Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think. Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

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Beschreibung

'a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases'. BARACK OBAMA

*the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * an Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Irish Times bestseller * Audio bestseller * Guardian bestseller *

---Longlisted for the 2018 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year---

'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: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying 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 long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals 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 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.

Produktdetails

Verkaufsrang 909
Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Erscheinungsdatum 05.04.2018
Verlag Hodder And Stoughton
Seitenzahl 352
Maße 20,5/13,4/3,2 cm
Gewicht 392 g
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4736-3746-7

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Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben sollte. Auch wenn man nicht mit dem ganzen Inhalt einverstanden ist, wird man einige kritische Denkanstösse finden. Absolut zu empfehlen.

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Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben sollte. Auch wenn man nicht mit dem ganzen Inhalt einverstanden ist, wird man einige kritische Denkanstösse finden. Absolut zu empfehlen.

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Where do those "facts" come from? How are they presented?

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Rosling thinks that the statistical data he is using in the book are facts. Many of the data come from the IMF and from the world bank. I don't really think those capitalistic institutes provide really objective data. As Winston Churchill said: The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself. The author claims that in Fukushima nobody died form radioactivity. People were dying from fear of radioactivity. The same claim about the pesticide DDT. Even worse he claims the Vietnam War was not that severe, the country had some longer wars in the history. These statements make me feel sad. One big mistake in this book is the use of the average income to declare the financial state of a country. If there is one rich billionaire living in this country, the average would increase dramatically. Rosling should better use the median income. That means the income, where 50% of the people earn more, and 50% earn less. The median is typically smaller than the average. The so-called facts of this book would look very different then ... The most annoying thing in the book is the use of an exponential scale in the income graphics. If Rosling used a linear scale, then most of the people would live in Level 1, only a few in Levels 2, 3 and 4. Details on this issue can be found in the Web, search for "Factfulness: Building Gapminder Income Mountains" of the Stockholm University.

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Where do those "facts" come from? How are they presented?

Eine Kundin/ein Kunde am 29.05.2019
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Rosling thinks that the statistical data he is using in the book are facts. Many of the data come from the IMF and from the world bank. I don't really think those capitalistic institutes provide really objective data. As Winston Churchill said: The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself. The author claims that in Fukushima nobody died form radioactivity. People were dying from fear of radioactivity. The same claim about the pesticide DDT. Even worse he claims the Vietnam War was not that severe, the country had some longer wars in the history. These statements make me feel sad. One big mistake in this book is the use of the average income to declare the financial state of a country. If there is one rich billionaire living in this country, the average would increase dramatically. Rosling should better use the median income. That means the income, where 50% of the people earn more, and 50% earn less. The median is typically smaller than the average. The so-called facts of this book would look very different then ... The most annoying thing in the book is the use of an exponential scale in the income graphics. If Rosling used a linear scale, then most of the people would live in Level 1, only a few in Levels 2, 3 and 4. Details on this issue can be found in the Web, search for "Factfulness: Building Gapminder Income Mountains" of the Stockholm University.

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