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

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 ObamaFactfulness: 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. ---“This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.
Published by: Flatiron Books | Publication date: 04/03/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 341 pages

Factfulness: Diez razones por las que estamos equivocados sobre el mundo. Y por qué las cosas están mejor de lo que piensas. (Spanish Edition)

¿Qué porcentaje de la población global vive en la pobreza? ¿Cuántas niñas acaban la educación básica en los países pobres? ¿Cuál es actualmente la esperanza de vida en el mundo? La mayoría de personas responden incorrectamente a estas preguntas y a otras similares. ¿A qué se debe? Este libro explica por qué somos más pesimistas de lo que en realidad deberíamos ser dada la situación real de nuestro mundo. Hans Rosling, una eminencia del análisis y divulgación de tendencias globales, afirma que tenemos diez instintos que distorsionan nuestra visión. Desde nuestra tendencia a dividir el mundo en dos campos (nosotros contra ellos) a la manera en que consumimos la información de los medios (basada en la explotación del miedo), pasando por el modo en que percibimos el progreso (creyendo que las cosas siempre empeoran). Nuestro problema es que no somos conscientes de lo que no sabemos, e incluso cuando estamos informados nos dejamos llevar por sesgos inconscientes y predecibles. Porque, pese a todas sus imperfecciones, la realidad económica y social del mundo es mucho mejor de lo que pensamos, lo cual no significa que no haya motivos para preocuparse ni cuestiones que requieran una mejora urgente. Quedan múltiples problemas por resolver, pero los datos nos indican que el mundo cada vez va mejor. Inspirador y revelador, lleno de anécdotas llamativas, datos reveladores e historias conmovedoras, Factfulness es un libro urgente y esencial que cambiará la manera en que ves el mundo y que te permitirá responder a las crisis y oportunidades futuras.
Published by: Deusto | Publication date: 11/27/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 488 pages

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE 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 biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.
Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 02/13/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 576 pages

Summary: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

Summary of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans RoslingIn the book, “Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – And why things are better than you think” Hans Rosling manages to achieve the unexpected and completely alter the way in which we view the world.What exactly is "factfulness"?Factfulness is a new thinking habit that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to challenges and opportunities of the future. It is the stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. Like a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can and should become part of people’s daily lives. Start to practise it, and you will make better decisions, stay alert to real dangers and possibilities, and avoid being constantly stressed about the wrong things. Learn how to fight your own personal bias and get a more realistic perspective on the world around you.'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATESFactfulness will make you better understand the world we live in.IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a book summary of Factfulness by Hans Rosling and not the original book.It takes the average person 58.5 minutes to read 10000 words.For the price of a coffee and a time investment of roughly 2% of your day, I believe the wisdom in this book to be well worth it's value. This book allows you to skip to the nuggets of wisdom and actionable content in a very easily absorbed, readable way including key takeaways at the end of each chapter. This book summarizes the original in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work by the Rosling’s. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it.This book contains a wealth of knowledge at a fair price with no risks. If you believe that this summary is not beneficial towards your life, get a full refund within 7 days!Amplify your knowledge in a simple, efficient manner. Take action, get your copy today!
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 49 pages

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.
Published by: St. Martin's Press | Publication date: 03/04/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages


FACTFULNESS: redueix l’estrès opinant només quan tinguis clar que els fets et donen la raó.Quan ens fan preguntes molt senzilles sobre tendències globals –quin percentatge de la població mundial viu en la pobresa extrema; per què està augmentant la població mundial; quantes nenes acaben l’escolaritat…– triem sistemàticament la pitjor resposta. Tan incorrecta que un ximpanzé que elegís qualsevol opció a l’atzar ho faria molt millor que periodistes, banquers d’inversió i premis Nobel.A Factfulness el professor de salut global i fenomen Global TED Hans Rosling, juntament amb els seus dos col·laboradors de sempre, l’Anna i l’Ola, ens ofereix una explicació nova i radical de per què ens passa això i ens revela els deu instints que distorsionen la nostra perspectiva del món –des de la tendència a dividir el món en dos (nosaltres i ells), a la manera com rebem la informació (guiats per la por) o com percebem l’evolució del món (pensant-nos que la majoria de coses van cada cop pitjor).El nostre problema és que no sabem què no sabem. Fins i tot les nostres hipòtesis es basen en prejudicis inconscients.Resulta que el món, tot i les seves imperfeccions, és un lloc molt millor del que ens pensem. Però si ens passem la vida preocupats per tot en lloc de fer-nos una imatge del món basada en fets, podem perdre la capacitat de centrar-nos en els problemes que realment ens amenacen.Estimulant i revelador, ple d’anècdotes divertides i d’històries commovedores, Factfulness és un llibre urgent i essencial que canviarà la teva manera de veure el món.
Author: Hans Rosling
Published by: La Campana | Publication date: 11/27/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read."—Bill Gates (May, 2017)Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the YearThe author of Enlightenment Now and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence.Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millenia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence. For most of history, war, slavery, infanticide, child abuse, assassinations, programs, gruesom punishments, deadly quarrels, and genocide were ordinary features of life. But today, Pinker shows (with the help of more than a hundred graphs and maps) all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned. How has this happened?This groundbreaking book continues Pinker's exploration of the esesnce of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly nonviolent world. The key, he explains, is to understand our intrinsic motives--the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away--and how changing circumstances have allowed our better angels to prevail. Exploding fatalist myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious and provocative book is sure to be hotly debated in living rooms and the Pentagon alike, and will challenge and change the way we think about our society.  
Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 10/04/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 844 pages

Summary & Analysis of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think | A Guide to the Book by Hans Rosling

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2qfdagmHans Rosling challenges everything you thought you knew about the world in his groundbreaking book, Factfulness.Think you know what percent of the world is vaccinated? Or many people have access to electricity? Rosling proves that whatever you think, you're most likely wrong. Learn how to fight your own personal bias and get a more realistic perspective on the world with Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?
  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Rosling's original quiz to help determine where your world view stands
  • The ten "instincts" that lead us astray
  • Detailed guidance on how to fight the instincts
  • Anecdotal evidence of damage the instincts can have
  • Analysis of troves of Rosling's data to paint a clearer picture of the world
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  • Background on the author
About the Original Book:In Factfulness, Rosling has compiled a life of work and research into a call-to-action for reason, rationality, and data. He argues that most people assume the world is worse off today than it was in the past, and that this is patently false. Using decades, and sometimes centuries, of data, he systematically counters many common notions held today--that the world is more violent, that more people live in poverty, and that population growth is not truly exponential--to name a few.DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Factfulness. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2qfdagm to purchase a copy of the original book.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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Published by: ZIP Reads | Publication date: 04/22/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 45 pages

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.  We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism by tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler. Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. The authors document how four forces—exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion—are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.Examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, among many, many others. 
Published by: Free Press | Publication date: 02/21/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 402 pages

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Published by: Nosco Publishing | Publication date: 08/28/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 41 pages
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