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EBBC Antwerp - Factfulness (H. Rosling)

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Monthly interactive EBBC (Entrepreneurial Business Book Club) session in Antwerp.

This one centered around "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling.

Expect an interesting, introspective and practical session! We activate (y)our Knowledge!

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).

“The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.”

“I want people, when they realize they have been wrong about the world, to feel not embarrassment, but that childlike sense of wonder, inspiration, and curiosity that I remember from the circus, and that I still get every time I discover I have been wrong: “Wow, how is that even possible?”

“The goal of higher income is not just bigger piles of money. The goal of longer lives is not just extra time. The ultimate goal is to have the freedom to do what we want”

Make sure to read the book (or a summary, youtube videos, podcasts, ...) beforehand!

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