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Hans Rosling

Biography

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling was a medical doctor, professor of international health and renowned public educator. He was an adviser to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and co-founded Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden and the Gapminder Foundation. His TED talks have been viewed more than 35 million times, and he was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Hans died in 2017, having devoted the last years of his life to writing FACTFULNESS.

Hans Rosling

Books by Hans Rosling

written by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

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 10 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).