We’ve been long-time fans of the great and recently deceased Hans Rosling, the Swedish physician, statistician, educator and international public health expert who gives those amazing graphics-laden TED talks about what’s really what on earth. He wrote his last book in his last days as his last gift to humanity, and it’s an eye-opener about all of our brains and perceptions.
It’s called FACTFULNESS: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World and Why Things are Better Than You Think. It tells the story of “the secret silent miracle of human progress” as only Rosling can. We’re reading it now with our jaws often agape. It explains so much about what’s happening in our world today, and how we each need to start thinking differently to survive and thrive.