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Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

5 mins

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Factfulness explains how our worldview has been distorted by the rise of new media, the human instincts that cause erroneous thinking, and how we can learn to separate fact from fiction.




by Hans Rosling


With fake news and advertising-driven media becoming more and more extreme, it's more important than ever to focus on the facts while staying positive.

Hans Rosling was a Swedish professor, author, public speaker, and sword swallower. A favorite book of billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates, Factfulness examines the current state of the world and encourages us to see things for ourselves. Beyond giving the facts, Rosling dives into the ten mental biases that obstruct our thinking — and how we can get past them.

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There's no room for facts when our minds are occupied by fear.

- Hans Rosling

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