"The three authors of Factfulness explain why they decided to write the book that is now available in 24 languages."
I just finished Hans Rosling’s book, Factfulness. It was an absolutely delightful read (who wouldn’t want to imagine hearing Hans Rosling’s voice while relaxing on the beach?). So much of the populace have outdated paradigms about the world and too many have an overly pessimistic worldview that everything is getting worse. This is why FACTFULNESS is so needed day. This term is used to describe a fact-based, data-driven worldview that is not overly dramatic, or fear-based. In so many ways, the world has been consistently getting quantifiable better; this derived from an optimistic perspective, but a factful understanding of the world today. This book is his clarion call to understand the world as it actually is and is the culmination of his professional achievements. Now that he has passed away, it feels like a major part of his lasting legacy. If you’ve ever used his TED talks, Gapminder, the Ignorance Project, or Dollar Street resources, this is a must read.
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