Hans Rosling

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Factfulness, the ground-breaking book described by Bill Gates as “one of the most important books I’ve ever read,” challenges reader’s views and notions on the state of the world, and encourages them to look past their biases and see everything more “factfully.” An instant New York Times best-seller, Factfulness is written by Swedish physician, academic, data visionary, public speaker and global TED phenomenon, Professor Hans Rosling, together with his long-term collaborators, son Ola Rosling and daughter-in-law Anna Rosling Rönnlund. Published only months after his death, Professor Hans Rosling’s final book has become a ground-breaking global phenomenon.

UNSW’s Centre For Ideas will be offering an Australian-first opportunity to hear from Factfulness co-authors Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund at Sydney Town Hall on May 20. The award-winning pair are co-founders of Sweden’s Gap minder Foundation and creators of the revolutionary ‘Trendalyzer’ information visualisation software. At the event, the couple will reveal the ‘ten instincts that distort our perspective’. 

In his final published work, Hans Rosling takes this legacy a step further, teaching us how to put aside drama and opinion, look beyond our own instincts and assumptions, and see the world as it really is. 

Factfulness at UNSW Centre For Ideas will offer a unique opportunity to engage with the co-authors of the book, and expand your worldview on what is important – and perhaps what is not. 

“A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.” – Barack Obama on Factfulness.

May 20. Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town  Hall. $15-$30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.centreforideas.com

 

By Madison Behringer