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Factfulness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Factfulness

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 hab...

Global Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 326

Global Health

The overall aim of the book is to help readers to acquire an evidence-based understanding of global health.

Population 10 Billion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Population 10 Billion

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  • Published: 2013-06-20
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  • Publisher: Constable

Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, the 2011 revision suggested that 9.1 billion would be achieved much earlier, maybe by 2050 or before, and by 2100 there would be 10.1 billion of us. What's more, they implied that global human population might still be slightly rising in our total numbers a century from now. So what shall we do? Are there too many people on the planet? Is this the end of life as we know it? Distinguished geographer Professor Danny Dorling thinks we should not worry so much and that, whatever impending doom may be ar...

Summary of Factfulness by Hans Rosling: Conversation Starters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 68

Summary of Factfulness by Hans Rosling: Conversation Starters

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  • Published: 2018-05-16
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  • Publisher: Blurb

Factfulness by Hans Rosling: Conversation Starters Biases and distorted perspectives cause people to create divisions and antipathies between groups. They also distort the way we perceive information from the media. We don't know that there are many things we are ignorant of. Our seemingly intelligent guesses are based on unconscious biases. It is because humans are naturally born to crave for drama and are easily deluded into making non-factual decisions. Hans Rosling shows us how to be factful and make intelligent decisions that will make us optimistic about the world's future. Rosling is renowned for his highly popular TED talks which have been viewed 35 million times. A Brief Look Inside...

Enlightenment Now
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 576

Enlightenment Now

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-02-13
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  • Publisher: Penguin

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological ...

Hans Rosling Shows the Best Stats You've Ever Seen
  • Language: en

Hans Rosling Shows the Best Stats You've Ever Seen

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  • Published: 2006
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Measure What Matters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Measure What Matters

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-24
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  • Publisher: Penguin

#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know...

Origin Story
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Origin Story

"I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative." --Bill Gates A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These ...

The Better Angels of Our Nature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 802

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

Summary of Hans Rosling’s Factfulness by Milkyway Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 30

Summary of Hans Rosling’s Factfulness by Milkyway Media

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling (with Ola Rosling and Anna RoslingRönnlund) is a work of nonfiction that systematically debunks common misunderstandings about the world. The sweeping scope of human history is, by and large, a story of incremental progress, but most people fail to see it that way… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.