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Hans Rosling


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

by Hans Rosling with Fanny Härgestam - Memoir, Nonfiction

It was facts that helped him explain how the world works. But it was curiosity and commitment that made the late Hans Rosling, author of the bestselling book FACTFULNESS with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, the most popular researcher of our time. HOW I LEARNED TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD is Rosling’s own story of how he became a revolutionary thinker, and takes us from the swelter of an emergency clinic in Mozambique, to the World Economic Forum at Davos. In collaboration with Swedish journalist Fanny Härgestam, Rosling wrote his memoir with the same joy of storytelling that made a whole world listen when he spoke.

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).