Author Hans Rosling
Vote 10/10
Reviewed on 2019-05-12
Read in English

An amazing reflection on our basic knowledge about the world and on the ways we distort facts.

This book did 2 things: it showed me that my factual perception of the world is biased and wrong, and it provided me a list of biases and fallacies to watch out for when evaluating facts. The result is a better mental model of the world and a sober understanding of its situation.

The core ideas:

As a species, we are getting better on many fronts but we don’t have visibility of any of it. This book helped me see a few facts and gave me invaluable mental tools to judge them. I highly recommend it to anyone curious about the world.