“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates
Factfulness, published in April 2018, is an incredible book written by Hans Rosling. I first encountered Rosling’s work by watching his TED talks, which are among the best I’ve watched in terms of practical and entertainment value. Bottom line: I highly recommend this book, especially to those whoses job depends on having a correct world view (investors, policy makers, executives, etc). My notes are below, which generalizes my key takeaways from the book and should not serve as a substitute for reading the book (i.e. please support the author by buying the book). Given the beautiful charts and important footnotes in the book, I recommend getting the print or Kindle version of Factfulness rather than the audio version.