Factfulness — Book Review & Summary

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling (with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund) was one of the most influential books that I read in 2021.

Its subtitle explains what the books tries to achieve better:

Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

I try to build my leadership on self-awareness, and this book gave me new anchors that will help me better secure myself in the future.

Factfulness does not look at the world through rose-colored glasses. As the name of the books indicates, the authors are very factual. They explain why we are the victim of ten instincts that prevent us from fully appreciating the progress around the world.

10 Instincts/Biases:

  • The Gap Instinct
  • The Negativity Instinct
  • The Straight Line Instinct
  • The Fear Instinct
  • The Size Instinct
  • The Generalization Instinct
  • The Destiny Instinct
  • The Single Perspective Instinct
  • The Blame Instinct
  • The Urgency Instinct

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