Share this Product

To Send this product to multiple people, please enter the email addresses separated by a comma ",":

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

ISBN 9781250231987
List Price $10.00 Priced from $4.90 - $6.40
$10.00
In stock
SKU
9781250231987
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.
This product qualifies for FREE US Ground Shipping on orders over $100.
  • Price each $6.40
  • Subtotal $160.00
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.
Overview
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“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 by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases. - Former U.S. President Barack Obama

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

When asked simple questions about global trends―what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school―we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective―from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse).

Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.

It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. 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 and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future.

The book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9781250231987 in Paperback by Hans Rosling; Ola Rosling; Anna Rosling Ronnlund (Screenplay by) may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.
Product Detail
More Information
Price 10.00
Shipping Weight 0.650000
ISBN-13 9781250231987
Product Dimensions 1.0 H x 8.2 L x 5.3 W
Pages 352
Format Paperback
Publication Date Apr 1, 2019
Language English
Price Match

We pride ourselves on delivering quality experiences, but we recognize that value is a factor when making a purchase. If you find a retailer that has a better advertised price than our website, let us know and we will do our best to match it. Visit our Terms and Conditions to see our full price match policy.

Fill out the form below and we will contact you within 1 business day.