Factfulness

Think you know a thing or two about the way the world is?

Ready to have some of your facts challenged?

How would you feel if I told you a chimpanzee choosing answers at random scores better than most of us when it comes to answering questions about the state of affairs in the world?

That’s a claim made by the authors of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We Are Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think.

The lead author is Hans Rosling, who spent a major part of his life studying data. Hans is supported by Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, co-founders of Gapminder.

Take the Gapminder test and see if you do better than those chimpanzees.

After doing the test, buy yourself a copy of Factfulness to discover why we get things so wrong when we think we know the answers, and explore the tools and resources on Gapminder – where you’ll find a lot of useful information.

I think you’ll find this book is an eye-opener, and I’m happy to recommend it as a worthwhile read for anyone who wants to become aware of how good things are in the world today.


Peter Mulraney is the author of My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living and Beyond the Words: Reflections on I Am Affirmations.

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