SELECT PRAISE FOR FACTFULNESS: 'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' Barack Obama
One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.
Wonderful . . . a passionate and erudite message that is all the more moving because it comes from beyond the grave . . . His knack for presentation and delight in statistics come across on every page. Who else would choose a chart of "guitars per capita" as a proxy for human progress?
A powerful antidote to pervasive pessimism and populist untruths.
A light-hearted but data-rich book, calibrates our view of the world and explains how our cognitive processes can lead us astray
Filled with his signature warmth and wit, our late friend Hans Rosling's memoir is an inspirational read about a life that touched so many. Hans' work focused on data and research, but as this book makes clear, people were at the heart of his story. More than ever, our world needs the lessons Hans shares in these pages: to be guided by evidence and to live with optimism that we can make progress. This book provides a dose of hope in difficult times.