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Factfulness

Ten reasons we're wrong about the world-and why things are better than you think

Gebonden Engels 2018 9781473637467
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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: 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.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9781473637467
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:320
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:27-4-2018

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Over Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling was een Zweedse arts en hoogleraar Internationale Gezondheid. Hij was adviseur van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie en UNICEF, en medeoprichter van Gapminder. Daarnaast presenteerde hij wetenschappelijke documentaires op de BBC, gaf hij een van de best bekeken TED Talks aller tijden, en behoorde tot 'the 100 most influential people' volgens Time Magazine. Hij overleed op 7 februari 2017 op 68-jarige leeftijd en wijdde de laatste jaren van zijn leven aan het schrijven van dit boek.

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Inhoudsopgave

Author's Note

Introduction
1. The Gap instinct
2. The negativity instinct
3. The straight line instinct
4. The fear instinct
5. The size instinct
6. The generalization instinct
7. The destiny instinct
8. The single perspective instinct
9. The blame instinct
10. The urgency instinct
11. Factfulness in practice

Outro
Acknowledgments

Appendix: How did your country do?
Notes
Sources
Biographical notes
Index

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