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Read Book - Factfulness


by Hans Rosling

I can’t remember where I got the suggestion of buying this book, but if I were to guess I did buy looking for books that reflected how numbers do lie and how biases and pre-conceived opinions alter our understanding of whatever data we are looking at unless we search for them. In doing so, there are some things that are pretty obvious, but some other are explained with interesting anecdotes. The general tone of the book might seem a bit condescendng and times. On a more political note, it sometimes feels like a defence of late-stage-capitalism. Or is that a bias of mine?

A light and interesting read, and a great gift for non-technical people. The main takeaway would be to actively try to base your opinions on facts, and be alert for several biases.


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