Summary And Analysis Of Factfulness

Author: Z. I. P. ZIP Reads
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ISBN: 9781717229847
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2qfdagm Hans Rosling challenges everything you thought you knew about the world in his groundbreaking book, Factfulness. Think you know what percent of the world is vaccinated? Or many people have access to electricity? Rosling proves that whatever you think, you're most likely wrong. Learn how to fight your own personal bias and get a more realistic perspective on the world with Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original book Rosling's original quiz to help determine where your world view stands The ten "instincts" that lead us astray Detailed guidance on how to fight the instincts Anecdotal evidence of damange the instincts can have Analysis of troves of Rosling's data to paint a clearer picture of the world Editorial reivew Background on the author About the Original Book:In Factfulness, Rosling has compiled a life of work and research into a call-to-action for reason, rationality, and data. He argues that most people assume the world is worse off today than it was in the past, and that this is patently false. Using decades, and sometimes centuries, of data, he systemically counters many common notions held today--that the world is more violent, that more people live in poverty, and that population growth is not truly exponential--to name a few. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Factfulness. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2qfdagm to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Factfulness

Author: Hans Rosling
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125012381X
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Summary And Analysis 12 Rules For Life

Author: Lynn Smith
Publisher: Lynn Smith via PublishDrive
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Get all the ideas worth remembering and save yourself more than 4 hours of reading time with this #1 best-selling Summary of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson. Disclaimer: this summary is written and published by Lynn Smith. This is a summary of the original book, yet it is not written by Jordan B. Peterson. Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules for Life" is quite a thought-provoking read in every sense of the word. The Canadian clinical psychologist puts forth his ideas about Being, personality, existence, the interconnectedness of order and chaos, the gender roles assignment discourse and a variety of other controversial topics. It is refreshing, and sometimes confusing, how he weaves biblical accounts and characters into the telling of his stories. But what might raise the hairs of most are his views on political correctness regarding, cultural appropriation, white-privilege, postmodernism and everything in between. One thing is clear about Peterson. He is a man unapologetic of his views, which are largely unpopular, closely conservative, and politically incorrect. Here is what you will get: A detailed summary of every single rule. Tips and tricks to put every rule in your everyday life. Key takeaways and points worth remembering An exclusive summary of Peterson's original book In short, this compact summary contains all the info, tips, and key takeaways you need to get out of the book. If you are someone who's tight on time, maybe you want to see whether the original book is worth it or not or maybe you don't remember much of what you read, then this summary is written for no one else but you.

Strawberries Cr Me Murder

Author: Susan Gillard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781717099358
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*This is Second Edition Release of this Best Selling Cozy Mystery.* "This book is a culinary delight! I really enjoyed all the donut descriptions and Heather, the amateur sleuth, is a very likable character." Could a workplace disagreement lead to murder? Donuts, deceit and the potential murder of a former assistant find master donut backer Heather Janke at the center of a mystery in which she is a potential suspect and possibly the only one capable of discerning the truth. Was her former assistant Christa murdered and if so, why? Follow Heather as she searches for clues to get to the bottom of this sweet caper.

Poor Economics

Author: Abhijit Banerjee
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610391608
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Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed—not fight—poverty. The result is a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty that offers a ringside view of the lives of the world's poorest, and shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.

The Silence Of Animals

Author: John Gray
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374229171
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A sophisticated investigation into the persistence of myth in the modern world draws on a wide range of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to explore how the human imagination is compelled by hardship into worlds beyond real experience. By the author of Straw Dogs.

The Sand Prince

Author: Kim Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534873667
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Two worlds, divided by a door. On the war-ravaged demon world of Eriis, Hellne, the fierce young queen, fights to keep her people alive... On the green and gentle human world of Mistra, the demons have faded into myth. Only a handful of old men and children still guard The Door between the worlds... Rhuun, the Prince of Eriis, uncovers a forgotten book written by a human, sparking an obsession with the other world. When he is forced to flee Eriis, he must escape through The Door or pay the price in blood. The humans of Mistra are not what Rhuun was expecting-and one insufferable young woman in particular is about to find out that the demons of Eriis are not mythological after all... In Kim Alexander's debut novel she weaves a witty, epic fantasy brimming with diverse characters and plenty of intrigue.

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062464353
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

The Best We Could Do

Author: Thi Bui
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129300
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National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

Enlightenment Now

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525427570
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An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.