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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. There a lot of global trends that, when even the most highly educated people around the world are asked about, are conceived more negatively than it actually is and even chimpanzees will guess more correctly than them. Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon, wrote Factfulness along with his son, Ola Rosling, and daughter-in-law, Anna Rosling Rönnlund—together, they share the reasons to why we distort our worldviews as more negatively than in reality. With ten misconceptions or instincts, they show how our divided ideas (separating us from them), our influence from the media (telling us what to fear), and our perception of progress (seeing how things are getting worse than better) can hinder us from actually making a positive impact. In truth, we are simply not informed right which is exactly why we believe what we believe now. When we think about it, the world is much better now that it had been before; worrying about things and fearing what might happen only hinders us from focusing on the more important things. Through the refreshing stories and insightful research in Factfulness, your eyes will be opened to the real happenings around you and you will be empowered to see and respond to the opportunities about for you. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

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Summarized For Busy People

Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World and Why Things are Better Than You Think

Based on the Book by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

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Chapter 1: The Gap Instinct

Chapter 2: The Negativity Instinct

Chapter 3: The Straight Line Instinct

Chapter 4: The Fear Instinct

Chapter 5: The Size Instinct

Chapter 6: The Generalization Instinct

Chapter 7: The Destiny Instinct

Chapter 8: The Single Perspective Instinct

Chapter 9: The Blame Instinct

Chapter 10: The Urgency Instinct

Chapter 11: Factfulness in Practice


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In a world where we believe things that have no factual basis, Hans Rosling realized a purpose in which sharing “factfulness” is a way for us to understand and appreciate a life lived with facts in mind. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World – and Why Things are Better than You Think challenges our outdated notion that the world is worse off today compared to the past. Along with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Han Rosling created this book to give us a new perspective on how we think and live today.

You will be challenged from the moment the book opens by sharing a simple quiz that will show you how you actually view the world today. Majority of people gain scores of 2 points on an average—simply making you realize how having an “overdramatic worldview” can actually be harmful. Rosling turns to facts and data presenting how, in reality, the world is becoming better and better each year. He challenges the misconceptions and outdated ideologies we have which we can change to improve our daily lives.

The book, in itself, will make you realize how fighting the outdated instincts you have can make you a better decision maker, improve your perspective on things and others, and see the reality that the world is actually much better than it has ever been.


There are a number of questions which can make you see how what your perspective is in the reality of the world. Rosling shared these question that he had also given to people of varying backgrounds and educational levels around the world. Find the original quiz here:http://forms.gapminder.org/s3/test-2018.

1. In all low-income countries across the world today, how many girls finish primary school?

□   A: 20 percent □   B: 40 percent □ C: 60 percent

2. Where does the majority of the world population live?

□   A: Low-income countries □   B: Middle-income countries □   C: High-income countries

3. In the last 20 years, the proportion of the world population living in extreme poverty has …

□   A: almost doubled □   B: remained more or less the same □   C: almost halved

4. What is the life expectancy of the world today?