The book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, (Buy it on Amazon) is an astounding book written by late Hans Rosling and son; Ola Rosling.
The book has received praise from powerful and influential people such as Bill Gates, who commented on the book and stated, “one of the most important books I’ve ever read – an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” He even offered US college graduates a free download of the e-book version on his blog.
So what can the reader expect to learn from the book?
Simply stated, how to look at the world from a factful and data-oriented manner.
As Rosling progressed through his career, he was fascinated by the systematic ignorance that he found in the world.
Thus, he went on a quest to understand the problem of why people thought the way they did and sought to solve the problem in a comprehensive manner.