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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    The author provided very clear ideas on retirement including examples and other info which I found very ry amazing suggestions on Long and short term planning.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    When I first became employed the idea of contributing toward any type of retirement car was a foreign concept. I required the now (then). As I grew in age and experience unfortunately I created the common mistake of simply throwing a portion of my paycheck into whatever my company's standard plan was at the time. Forget about any form of supplemental savings or equity considerations. I'd have been so grateful for the guidance offered by Mr. Hopkins. Nevertheless I'm incorporating the principles I picked up in this book into my new, refocused retirement plan and I have to say I'm beautiful excited. Some of the ideas brought to the forefront in the book are those I wouldn't have begun to even contemplate ten, five or even one year ago. I recommend this book for those of us already grinding away and also for our children, to teach them how to obtain ahead of the android game before they face those lost years I want I hadn't known.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    Like most folks, I probably waited too long to really think about my retirement. When I finally decided to look into it, it became quite an intimidating endeavor. This book helped take what felt like a monumental task and broke it down into something I could understand. Jamie Hopkins has provided a amazing resource for anyone who needs some support navigating the waters of proactive retirement planning.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    This is a must read and a definite Re-read so you can catch all the gems of essor Hopkins has not only rewired the method we look at retirement decisions, he did so in a basically brilliant manner. He touches on the important, the taboo and the sacred problems that everyone should consider as they research, prepare and finally executes their individual retirement income plan. This book also lays out potential issues we each might face then quickly the different solutions for consideration. As a Solutionary in the field of risk protection and ethical decision making, I strongly recommend this book to anyone who plans to retire and if you are a retirement planning advisor it would support your business by providing this book to your clients as needed reading.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    Having been in the financial industry for a decade, I thought I knew what I was doing. This book opened my eyes, though, and showed me there was method more than I thought. I highly recommend this for anyone, from a latest college graduate to someone nearing retirement. It will change your outlook on retirement and create you method more prepared for when it comes. Going to recommend this to everyone I know.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    Amazing book that relates to how people invest and save in the 21st century. Professor Jamie Hopkins addresses the issue of retirement planning from multiple perspectives - legal, financial, and emotional/psychological. I can’t recommend this book enough.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    Mr. Hopkins does a unbelievable job clearly and concisely explaining a bevy of complex retirement and general financial planning concepts. I've often felt cripplingly daunted when tending to my finances but Mr. Hopkins has a knack for unpacking and demystifying these principles. I would recommend Rewirement to anyone seeking to cultivate a better understanding of financial planning.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    Amazing tip for 401K to move to Roth.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    Small did I know— I was making major mistakes!! Amazing informative read that provided me with a revamped method to set up my future for success. Highly recommend to all.

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    Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement! [Book]  2018-5-25 18:1

    What I loved about this book is its relevance to young people as well as to those approaching, or even in, retirement. With gentle repetition, Professor Hopkins illuminates the confusing globe of 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA, immediate/deferred annuities, Social Security deferral, safe withdrawal rates, RMDs, long term care policies, term/whole life insurance, Medicare v. Medicaid, HSAs, and the role that housing wealth can play in a more secure retirement. His writing style is approachable and he punctuates necessary points with humor. Professor Hopkins demonstrates that he understands how daunting it is for the young to value early investing for a long off happening like retirement but never lectures, only illustrates. He identifies the behaviors that undercut effective planning for retirement, reminding the young to invest for the long haul. Later in the book, he digs deep on what to do in retirement, and how to adopt tax-efficient withdrawal strategies, especially in light of the 2017 Tax Chop and Jobs Act. Readers will search this book immensely useful, something they can turn to again and again over the years, to support them stay the course for a successful retirement. Professor Hopkins makes this simple with "REWIREMENT ALERTS" throughout the book. Highly recommended.

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    Scuba Physiological: Think You Know All About Scuba Medicine? Think again! []  2019-12-29 18:29

    Some fresh info regarding physiologic shunts in the lung that will change the method you think about DCI.

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    Scuba Physiological: Think You Know All About Scuba Medicine? Think again! []  2019-12-29 18:29

    Simon has really helped to create some tricky topics a small easier to understand. Decompression tactics seem to be part alchemy, part elegant guesswork and these papers really support to understand some of the science behind the models which are attempting to explain what we can't yet see clearly. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand a small better how to manage the risks of diving, so that more fun can be had exploring. I'm about to do my full Trimix course, so this is the excellent read for me, but I think any diver would have fun their diving more after reading Scuba Physiological.

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    Scuba Physiological: Think You Know All About Scuba Medicine? Think again! []  2019-12-29 18:29

    You'll learn more than you thought. If you have any questions about how your body functions underwater, they'll be answered. While I have a medical background, sometimes the physiology got beyond me. People with a science background should have no difficulty.

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    Scuba Physiological: Think You Know All About Scuba Medicine? Think again! []  2019-12-29 18:29

    Along a related vein of Deco for Divers but, by design, has a lot more of the feel of reading a scientific journal or the proceedings of a scientific conference. You'll learn a lot, although maybe plan on reading it several times over the next 3 years because the info is a bit dense. If you're looking for a small "light reading" on learning how to dive, this book is not for you.

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    Scuba Physiological: Think You Know All About Scuba Medicine? Think again! []  2019-12-29 18:29

    In my opinion, this is must read for the scientifically inclined. It well done in terms of organization and layout. Subjects are logical and should be easily understood for the non-scientist as well as the scientist diver. I have not read all of it but just got it today and have read multiple chapters.I love the fact that at the end of each chapter, conclusions are laid out nicely for the reader to read and ponder.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World-and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-2 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World-and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-2 18:0

    Agreeing with Bill Gates, this is an eye opening book. You will see how a quiet and gentle evolution is taking put and we are all on a upward climb to a better life. Some nations are lucky and are ahead of the curve, but others wont be left behind. The issue is our shot-term thinking horizon and inability to put poor news happenings into a holistic understanding of human societies and how they develop. We see only what the media makes available to us, that is eye-catching pieces of disasters. What we do not see is cataclysmic but glacially slow-moving changes that are making all our lives better. Everywhere. Diseases are bring conquered, quality of nearly all necessary aspects of our life are getting better. To quell your anxiety about future of our children, to develop a more hopeful outlook, to understand that all large-scale misfortunes are temporary read this book.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-5 18:0

    I read Steve Pinker’s Enlightenment Now prior to reading Factfulness, primarily because I got Pinker's book first. But I’m glad that it happened that way. Though I enjoyed Enlightenment Now, I think Factfulness drives home the same notice that our globe is truly making positive progress, but with such gripping true globe observations that it almost reads more like Dr. Hans Rosling’s memoir.Dr. Rosling’s stories of working as a medical doctor in some of the countries that a lot of Westerners would lump under the stereotype of an impoverished “Third World” are as true as it gets. His stories from the field illustrate the devastating results that our ignorance and biases can create. But others so clearly present the progress we, as a species, have created as a effect of our better understanding of the facts.I would definitely recommend reading both Enlightenment Now, for a more academic and research-based perspective, and Factfulness, for its memorable stories that drive home the need for fact-based thinking.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-5 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-6 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-6 18:0

    Hans Rosling was probably the most impressive, engaging and impactful TED speaker and health statistician of the latest fifty years. In a lot of respects, he defined a amazing TED talk and place TED on the schedule of a lot of college courses. His desire to combat 'ignorance' -- basically false preconceived notions based on conventional thinking -- and to obtain people out of what I call "the data-free zone" created his work, words and photos highly useful. His in-depth knowledge of global health problems was also his greatest weakness. He confuses predictions with 'facts.' For example, while it is a fact that 'global climate experts' agree that the globe is warming, that tells us nothing as to what constitutes a 'global climate expert" and overlooks the fact that global warming is a prediction. His health facts tend to use trends that have only gone in one direction in the past fifty years, so some of those predictions have more credibility than others.He works much better when he has what pundits today call "true facts," meaning those things that have a valid, current, empirical basis, e.g., global extreme poverty. And economics is not one of his strengths. For example, the basic cause of the decline in extreme poverty has been broad, sustained, global economic growth of the latest fifty years, and this explains the increased spending on and attention to education and healthcare. Worse, if he had created related linear projections in 1965, he would have likely projected billions of people starving, absolute economic collapse in China and India, and coming global ice age. Don't obtain me wrong: He was a most accomplished, admirable health scientist and speaker. You just need to think critically, use your education. The issue is that all the heavy increases in educational spending and years in school don't necessarily produce better educated or unbiased people.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-7 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-7 18:0

    In the top five books that I have read...and I read a lot of books! This is tremendously readable non-fiction. Well-researched, well-written, and organized for ease of learning, with honesty, humor, and private perspective. I have learned more from this one book than I have learned from any other I have read.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-8 18:0

    This is quite a remarkable book. Dr. Rosling and his squad have produced a book which could form the basis for how a rational person learns to understand the world. Think of this book as a primer on how to think about what you hear, read, or view regarding the globe in general and how to critique content. Young people could really benefit from this book as it sets out methods on how to think and evaluate "information" rationally and positively. Older readers could benefit by challenging how they currently think and evaluate information. I can see where some people might dislike this book because it may violate their partisan or emotional method of thinking, but this may be a amazing thing, and while the book is written in a very simple to read style, it does take some effort. I read it in two days and plan to re-read soon.I really like the method he breaks-down data into quartiles and tries to explain problems based on income and education. I want he used quintiles. I like the method he mostly avoids partisanship and advocates a blend of fact-based analysis, important regulation, and markets. His criticisms of "activists" and their methods are quite revealing but he required to spend some time on the "other side" which hysterically oppose the "activists." "Fairness" and "good data" should trump advocacy. HIs critique of the media is quite is possible that Dr. Rosling locations too much emphasis on income, and dismisses too easily other sociological factors in explaining human behavior and what I call societal progress, including income. Correlation studies are not causality studies. The 9/11 terrorists were often either very rich or came from rich families and were educated. A lot of of their followers are drawn from poverty, but some are not. Other factors appear to be as necessary as education and economic level. Native culture, religion, and tribalism really do affect economic and social progress, and in this Dr. Rosling may very well be off the e late Dr. Rosling was guilty of some of the accusations he directed at others, both named and unnamed. His grasp of economics was stereotypically shallow and somewhat naïve, and he spends almost no time digging into it beyond the usual pot-shots at "big-business" and "big-pharma." He spent no time on "bad governance" per se, which may be the largest factor of all. This is unfortunate, as economics and poor governance are at least as necessary as the subjects he covers so well. At times I was left with the impression that he wanted to have things "both ways." I think that his time spent providing care to the desperately not good in Africa may have affected his judgement a bit, but that is understandable and forgivable. HIs attempt to not "offend" the reader may have resulted in some ambiguity.A follow-up book with more depth would be great, only Dr. Rosling is e physical book itself is not the highest quality and some of the printing similar to the a lot of graphs is in very little font and very faintly printed, making it difficult to read if you are over 30. Hopefully this can be corrected in future editions. Also, while the book includes pages of "Sources" in the back, there is no traditional footnoting and linked cross-referencing to those "Sources," making it impossible to really check his assertions versus his sources.I strongly recommend this book to everyone. A amazing bonus for those who tend to believe "alternate facts." Maybe they can learn to focus on "real" facts and understand what they really mean. Or not. We each create our own regards.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-8 18:0

    In the top five books that I have read...and I read a lot of books! This is tremendously readable non-fiction. Well-researched, well-written, and organized for ease of learning, with honesty, humor, and private perspective. I have learned more from this one book than I have learned from any other I have read.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-9 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-9 18:0

    Agreeing with Bill Gates, this is an eye opening book. You will see how a quiet and gentle evolution is taking put and we are all on a upward climb to a better life. Some nations are lucky and are ahead of the curve, but others wont be left behind. The issue is our shot-term thinking horizon and inability to put poor news happenings into a holistic understanding of human societies and how they develop. We see only what the media makes available to us, that is eye-catching pieces of disasters. What we do not see is cataclysmic but glacially slow-moving changes that are making all our lives better. Everywhere. Diseases are bring conquered, quality of nearly all necessary aspects of our life are getting better. To quell your anxiety about future of our children, to develop a more hopeful outlook, to understand that all large-scale misfortunes are temporary read this book.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-11 18:0

    I read Steve Pinker’s Enlightenment Now prior to reading Factfulness, primarily because I got Pinker's book first. But I’m glad that it happened that way. Though I enjoyed Enlightenment Now, I think Factfulness drives home the same notice that our globe is truly making positive progress, but with such gripping true globe observations that it almost reads more like Dr. Hans Rosling’s memoir.Dr. Rosling’s stories of working as a medical doctor in some of the countries that a lot of Westerners would lump under the stereotype of an impoverished “Third World” are as true as it gets. His stories from the field illustrate the devastating results that our ignorance and biases can create. But others so clearly present the progress we, as a species, have created as a effect of our better understanding of the facts.I would definitely recommend reading both Enlightenment Now, for a more academic and research-based perspective, and Factfulness, for its memorable stories that drive home the need for fact-based thinking.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-11 18:0

    I have loved the TED talks. The book is better. Entertaining and mind expanding. Anyone can share facts. The three authors create the facts meaningful. They have made fresh tools to demonstrate 200 years of progress. The private stories are relevant and memorable. I admire the author's self-disclosure and self awareness. I am grateful that someone this intelligent was committed to public service. The critical thinking tools are practical. This is systems thinking at its best. In addition, the Gapminder www service also contains access to videos and Dollar Street.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-12 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-12 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-13 18:0

    I read Steve Pinker’s Enlightenment Now prior to reading Factfulness, primarily because I got Pinker's book first. But I’m glad that it happened that way. Though I enjoyed Enlightenment Now, I think Factfulness drives home the same notice that our globe is truly making positive progress, but with such gripping true globe observations that it almost reads more like Dr. Hans Rosling’s memoir.Dr. Rosling’s stories of working as a medical doctor in some of the countries that a lot of Westerners would lump under the stereotype of an impoverished “Third World” are as true as it gets. His stories from the field illustrate the devastating results that our ignorance and biases can create. But others so clearly present the progress we, as a species, have created as a effect of our better understanding of the facts.I would definitely recommend reading both Enlightenment Now, for a more academic and research-based perspective, and Factfulness, for its memorable stories that drive home the need for fact-based thinking.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-13 18:0

    Are you drowning in a sea of negativity or are you sailing the seas of progress?What are the instincts that condition our thinking and understanding of the globe around us? By understanding how we have been affected by these instincts and having the awareness to identify these as they arise allows us to see the globe with a fresh set of eyes, eyes that see the positive progress we have and are making. I subscribe to having my decisions influenced by facts, not perceptions or conditioned behaviour. By retaining the past as a reference point it becomes a positive exercise to look at where we are today and where we can be tomorrow."I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future" ~Theodore Roosevelt

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-22 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-22 18:0

    A easy summary of this perfect book would be: It's not what you don't know that harms you, it's what you KNOW that's NOT SO!!!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-23 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-24 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-24 18:0

    This is must read for everyone- especially those with seemingly hardened stone globe views. This book might just begin your mind a bit. It certainly helped reorient mine.Easily readable, often funny, and always hopeful, I found it fast and thrilling read. A complete breath of new air in a globe filled with negativity.I hope everyone reads this book!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-25 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-25 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-25 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-26 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-27 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-27 18:0

    This is quite a remarkable book. Dr. Rosling and his squad have produced a book which could form the basis for how a rational person learns to understand the world. Think of this book as a primer on how to think about what you hear, read, or view regarding the globe in general and how to critique content. Young people could really benefit from this book as it sets out methods on how to think and evaluate "information" rationally and positively. Older readers could benefit by challenging how they currently think and evaluate information. I can see where some people might dislike this book because it may violate their partisan or emotional method of thinking, but this may be a amazing thing, and while the book is written in a very simple to read style, it does take some effort. I read it in two days and plan to re-read soon.I really like the method he breaks-down data into quartiles and tries to explain problems based on income and education. I want he used quintiles. I like the method he mostly avoids partisanship and advocates a blend of fact-based analysis, important regulation, and markets. His criticisms of "activists" and their methods are quite revealing but he required to spend some time on the "other side" which hysterically oppose the "activists." "Fairness" and "good data" should trump advocacy. HIs critique of the media is quite is possible that Dr. Rosling locations too much emphasis on income, and dismisses too easily other sociological factors in explaining human behavior and what I call societal progress, including income. Correlation studies are not causality studies. The 9/11 terrorists were often either very rich or came from rich families and were educated. A lot of of their followers are drawn from poverty, but some are not. Other factors appear to be as necessary as education and economic level. Native culture, religion, and tribalism really do affect economic and social progress, and in this Dr. Rosling may very well be off the e late Dr. Rosling was guilty of some of the accusations he directed at others, both named and unnamed. His grasp of economics was stereotypically shallow and somewhat naïve, and he spends almost no time digging into it beyond the usual pot-shots at "big-business" and "big-pharma." He spent no time on "bad governance" per se, which may be the largest factor of all. This is unfortunate, as economics and poor governance are at least as necessary as the subjects he covers so well. At times I was left with the impression that he wanted to have things "both ways." I think that his time spent providing care to the desperately not good in Africa may have affected his judgement a bit, but that is understandable and forgivable. HIs attempt to not "offend" the reader may have resulted in some ambiguity.A follow-up book with more depth would be great, only Dr. Rosling is e physical book itself is not the highest quality and some of the printing similar to the a lot of graphs is in very little font and very faintly printed, making it difficult to read if you are over 30. Hopefully this can be corrected in future editions. Also, while the book includes pages of "Sources" in the back, there is no traditional footnoting and linked cross-referencing to those "Sources," making it impossible to really check his assertions versus his sources.I strongly recommend this book to everyone. A amazing bonus for those who tend to believe "alternate facts." Maybe they can learn to focus on "real" facts and understand what they really mean. Or not. We each create our own regards.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-27 18:0

    A easy summary of this perfect book would be: It's not what you don't know that harms you, it's what you KNOW that's NOT SO!!!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-28 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-31 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-5-31 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-1 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-3 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-4 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-4 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-5 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-8 18:2

    This is quite a remarkable book. Dr. Rosling and his squad have produced a book which could form the basis for how a rational person learns to understand the world. Think of this book as a primer on how to think about what you hear, read, or view regarding the globe in general and how to critique content. Young people could really benefit from this book as it sets out methods on how to think and evaluate "information" rationally and positively. Older readers could benefit by challenging how they currently think and evaluate information. I can see where some people might dislike this book because it may violate their partisan or emotional method of thinking, but this may be a amazing thing, and while the book is written in a very simple to read style, it does take some effort. I read it in two days and plan to re-read soon.I really like the method he breaks-down data into quartiles and tries to explain problems based on income and education. I want he used quintiles. I like the method he mostly avoids partisanship and advocates a blend of fact-based analysis, important regulation, and markets. His criticisms of "activists" and their methods are quite revealing but he required to spend some time on the "other side" which hysterically oppose the "activists." "Fairness" and "good data" should trump advocacy. HIs critique of the media is quite is possible that Dr. Rosling locations too much emphasis on income, and dismisses too easily other sociological factors in explaining human behavior and what I call societal progress, including income. Correlation studies are not causality studies. The 9/11 terrorists were often either very rich or came from rich families and were educated. A lot of of their followers are drawn from poverty, but some are not. Other factors appear to be as necessary as education and economic level. Native culture, religion, and tribalism really do affect economic and social progress, and in this Dr. Rosling may very well be off the e late Dr. Rosling was guilty of some of the accusations he directed at others, both named and unnamed. His grasp of economics was stereotypically shallow and somewhat naïve, and he spends almost no time digging into it beyond the usual pot-shots at "big-business" and "big-pharma." He spent no time on "bad governance" per se, which may be the largest factor of all. This is unfortunate, as economics and poor governance are at least as necessary as the subjects he covers so well. At times I was left with the impression that he wanted to have things "both ways." I think that his time spent providing care to the desperately not good in Africa may have affected his judgement a bit, but that is understandable and forgivable. HIs attempt to not "offend" the reader may have resulted in some ambiguity.A follow-up book with more depth would be great, only Dr. Rosling is e physical book itself is not the highest quality and some of the printing similar to the a lot of graphs is in very little font and very faintly printed, making it difficult to read if you are over 30. Hopefully this can be corrected in future editions. Also, while the book includes pages of "Sources" in the back, there is no traditional footnoting and linked cross-referencing to those "Sources," making it impossible to really check his assertions versus his sources.I strongly recommend this book to everyone. A amazing bonus for those who tend to believe "alternate facts." Maybe they can learn to focus on "real" facts and understand what they really mean. Or not. We each create our own regards.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-8 18:2

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-8 18:2

    This is must read for everyone- especially those with seemingly hardened stone globe views. This book might just begin your mind a bit. It certainly helped reorient mine.Easily readable, often funny, and always hopeful, I found it fast and thrilling read. A complete breath of new air in a globe filled with negativity.I hope everyone reads this book!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-9 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-9 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-9 18:0

    This is an interesting book and the author has a novel fresh approach to looking at the globe which is worth considering. Much of the info in the book surrounds different facts about the globe and the premise is that if you look at the facts, that the globe is better off than you think. I think that there are certain facts about the world, or at least the USA, that the author should have taken into consideration which might present a various picture, for example, the number of suicides per state, the number of school shootings, crimes, and obesity.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-10 18:0

    This is quite a remarkable book. Dr. Rosling and his squad have produced a book which could form the basis for how a rational person learns to understand the world. Think of this book as a primer on how to think about what you hear, read, or view regarding the globe in general and how to critique content. Young people could really benefit from this book as it sets out methods on how to think and evaluate "information" rationally and positively. Older readers could benefit by challenging how they currently think and evaluate information. I can see where some people might dislike this book because it may violate their partisan or emotional method of thinking, but this may be a amazing thing, and while the book is written in a very simple to read style, it does take some effort. I read it in two days and plan to re-read soon.I really like the method he breaks-down data into quartiles and tries to explain problems based on income and education. I want he used quintiles. I like the method he mostly avoids partisanship and advocates a blend of fact-based analysis, important regulation, and markets. His criticisms of "activists" and their methods are quite revealing but he required to spend some time on the "other side" which hysterically oppose the "activists." "Fairness" and "good data" should trump advocacy. HIs critique of the media is quite is possible that Dr. Rosling locations too much emphasis on income, and dismisses too easily other sociological factors in explaining human behavior and what I call societal progress, including income. Correlation studies are not causality studies. The 9/11 terrorists were often either very rich or came from rich families and were educated. A lot of of their followers are drawn from poverty, but some are not. Other factors appear to be as necessary as education and economic level. Native culture, religion, and tribalism really do affect economic and social progress, and in this Dr. Rosling may very well be off the e late Dr. Rosling was guilty of some of the accusations he directed at others, both named and unnamed. His grasp of economics was stereotypically shallow and somewhat naïve, and he spends almost no time digging into it beyond the usual pot-shots at "big-business" and "big-pharma." He spent no time on "bad governance" per se, which may be the largest factor of all. This is unfortunate, as economics and poor governance are at least as necessary as the subjects he covers so well. At times I was left with the impression that he wanted to have things "both ways." I think that his time spent providing care to the desperately not good in Africa may have affected his judgement a bit, but that is understandable and forgivable. HIs attempt to not "offend" the reader may have resulted in some ambiguity.A follow-up book with more depth would be great, only Dr. Rosling is e physical book itself is not the highest quality and some of the printing similar to the a lot of graphs is in very little font and very faintly printed, making it difficult to read if you are over 30. Hopefully this can be corrected in future editions. Also, while the book includes pages of "Sources" in the back, there is no traditional footnoting and linked cross-referencing to those "Sources," making it impossible to really check his assertions versus his sources.I strongly recommend this book to everyone. A amazing bonus for those who tend to believe "alternate facts." Maybe they can learn to focus on "real" facts and understand what they really mean. Or not. We each create our own regards.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-10 18:0

    A easy summary of this perfect book would be: It's not what you don't know that harms you, it's what you KNOW that's NOT SO!!!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-11 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-11 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-11 18:0

    This is must read for everyone- especially those with seemingly hardened stone globe views. This book might just begin your mind a bit. It certainly helped reorient mine.Easily readable, often funny, and always hopeful, I found it fast and thrilling read. A complete breath of new air in a globe filled with negativity.I hope everyone reads this book!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-12 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-12 18:0

    This is quite a remarkable book. Dr. Rosling and his squad have produced a book which could form the basis for how a rational person learns to understand the world. Think of this book as a primer on how to think about what you hear, read, or view regarding the globe in general and how to critique content. Young people could really benefit from this book as it sets out methods on how to think and evaluate "information" rationally and positively. Older readers could benefit by challenging how they currently think and evaluate information. I can see where some people might dislike this book because it may violate their partisan or emotional method of thinking, but this may be a amazing thing, and while the book is written in a very simple to read style, it does take some effort. I read it in two days and plan to re-read soon.I really like the method he breaks-down data into quartiles and tries to explain problems based on income and education. I want he used quintiles. I like the method he mostly avoids partisanship and advocates a blend of fact-based analysis, important regulation, and markets. His criticisms of "activists" and their methods are quite revealing but he required to spend some time on the "other side" which hysterically oppose the "activists." "Fairness" and "good data" should trump advocacy. HIs critique of the media is quite is possible that Dr. Rosling locations too much emphasis on income, and dismisses too easily other sociological factors in explaining human behavior and what I call societal progress, including income. Correlation studies are not causality studies. The 9/11 terrorists were often either very rich or came from rich families and were educated. A lot of of their followers are drawn from poverty, but some are not. Other factors appear to be as necessary as education and economic level. Native culture, religion, and tribalism really do affect economic and social progress, and in this Dr. Rosling may very well be off the e late Dr. Rosling was guilty of some of the accusations he directed at others, both named and unnamed. His grasp of economics was stereotypically shallow and somewhat naïve, and he spends almost no time digging into it beyond the usual pot-shots at "big-business" and "big-pharma." He spent no time on "bad governance" per se, which may be the largest factor of all. This is unfortunate, as economics and poor governance are at least as necessary as the subjects he covers so well. At times I was left with the impression that he wanted to have things "both ways." I think that his time spent providing care to the desperately not good in Africa may have affected his judgement a bit, but that is understandable and forgivable. HIs attempt to not "offend" the reader may have resulted in some ambiguity.A follow-up book with more depth would be great, only Dr. Rosling is e physical book itself is not the highest quality and some of the printing similar to the a lot of graphs is in very little font and very faintly printed, making it difficult to read if you are over 30. Hopefully this can be corrected in future editions. Also, while the book includes pages of "Sources" in the back, there is no traditional footnoting and linked cross-referencing to those "Sources," making it impossible to really check his assertions versus his sources.I strongly recommend this book to everyone. A amazing bonus for those who tend to believe "alternate facts." Maybe they can learn to focus on "real" facts and understand what they really mean. Or not. We each create our own regards.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-12 18:0

    A easy summary of this perfect book would be: It's not what you don't know that harms you, it's what you KNOW that's NOT SO!!!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-5 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-6 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-7 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-8 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-10 18:0

    If you take the 13 question try and fail.... as you will, then you must read this book. It will enrich and enlighten your life and how you view the ocking yet enjoyable. Written with humility and humour.Just read it!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-10 18:0

    As above, I received a scam. I ordered the paperback, received a substitute interior. Returning it today. It seems they have just eliminatedthe paperback option, and that might have been the problem? I'm going to the hardback and assume it's good. If not, back it goes:(

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-11 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-11 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-11 18:0

    Wow. I encourage everyone to read this awesome book. Seldom do I give a five star rating but this is book is really amazing! Well written and well researeched!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-12 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-12 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-13 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-13 18:0

    Wow. I encourage everyone to read this awesome book. Seldom do I give a five star rating but this is book is really amazing! Well written and well researeched!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-14 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-14 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-14 18:0

    This marvelous book is both informative and riveting, beautiful much like Hans Rosling's talks. If you've ever watched one, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, go to Gapminder DOT org and visit its Videos section. The book combines unbelievable anecdotes from Rosling's life as a doctor in not good communities with deep insights about numerical thinking that any citizen can benefit from. Rosling's passing a year ago was a large loss. At least we have this book as a testament to a life well lived in service to humankind

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-16 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-16 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-16 18:0

    “When we have a fact-based worldview, we can see that the globe is not as poor as it seems—and we can see what we have to do to hold making it better.” Statement from the book.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-16 18:0

    Interesting read

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-21 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-21 18:0

    Awesome book that puts the globe into a realistic perspective. It is not unnecessarily positive but will leave you with a better feeling about society and the globe as a whole!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-21 18:0

    Fascinating and ultimately very uplifting book by Hans Rosling, his wife Ana and son before Hans passed away in 2017. I discovered it reading an interview with Melinda Gates. He turned upside down a lot of of the misconceptions of the globe that I and most other people have. He was able to show, using data how wrong a lot of of my assumptions of the globe were. Hans has a lot of TED talks on line, but the book is the best I’ve read this year.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-21 18:0

    This is the layman's ver of "Enlightenment Now." That's NOT to say it is mass appeal or generic - it's just to the point, simple to read, and efficient in making its point. This should be needed High School (and College) reading. Want I could give it 10 stars!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-22 18:0

    Hans Rosling explains how media bias, ideological preconceptions and statistical illiteracy makes most people (in rich countries) believe in a gloomy and spectacularly wrong worldview. The book carefully explains by data and vivid examples how positive developments are systematically underreported, while disaster news are vastly over-reported. Rosling categorise the 10 most necessary sources of bias and misconceptions as well as explaining tactics on how to avoid is book is a treasure trove of evidence based reasoning, global statistics and myth busting! I read it just after finishing Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. These books have a lot in common, both in goal and tone, but I enjoyed Rosling's book much more.Unless you have watched Roslings popular lectures (available on TED and Youtube), this book will forever change the method you understand global health, demography and development.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-22 18:0

    Fascinating and ultimately very uplifting book by Hans Rosling, his wife Ana and son before Hans passed away in 2017. I discovered it reading an interview with Melinda Gates. He turned upside down a lot of of the misconceptions of the globe that I and most other people have. He was able to show, using data how wrong a lot of of my assumptions of the globe were. Hans has a lot of TED talks on line, but the book is the best I’ve read this year.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-24 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-24 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-24 18:0

    If you take the 13 question try and fail.... as you will, then you must read this book. It will enrich and enlighten your life and how you view the ocking yet enjoyable. Written with humility and humour.Just read it!

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-4-24 18:0

    This book is a eye opener on Western misconceptions of non-Western countries. A must read for anyone who uses the phrase “developing countries”.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-27 18:0

    I bought this book after seeing Bill Gates recommendation, and I have been really enjoying it. It goes a long method towards explaining human cognitive behavior in the face of today's "us vs. them" social media environment, as well as more historical cases where people just have a really hard time accepting the fact that things are almost always better than they think they are, and the extremes are much rarer than most people would ought to be needed reading at the high school level 's very well written and readable (the author is popular for his Ted talks on the subject). He really wants to support everyone understand and learn how to better evaluate what they hear about the world.A couple notes: you can a whole chapter of the book from Bill Gates web website if you wish to read more of it in advance. The Kindle ver is currently broken on some devices (at least my Chromebook running the Android device Kindle app) where it won't render any page contents properly unless you tap to zoom out to the page browsing mode where it does look correct.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-27 18:0

    Impressive. Clear writing, clear presentation of data, personable stories - and just downright amazing reading. Rosling wants the globe to become more reasonable, and he seems to be acutely aware that his want is unreasonable, but he keeps on wishing for it anyway.

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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think [Book]  2018-6-27 18:0

    This is a amazing summary of the most common ways we jump to wrong conclusions. Rosling and his squad go through common misconceptions we have about the globe using insightful charts, private anecdotes, and a light-hearted and humorous writing style. This is one I'm sure I'll reread every couple years.I read this on Kindle, but after seeing the plots in my friend's hardcover copy of this book I'd definitely recommend getting a physical copy in color.

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