Dr Hans Rosling, who died in February 2017, became an international phenomenon due to the work he did with his son and daughter-in-law, Ola and Anna: 20m+ views across their many TED talks; one of Time’s 100 most influential people; and cited by Bill Gates as a ‘true inspiration’.

In this talk based on his last book Factfulness, which Hans described as “my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance, and my final attempt at making an impact on the world,” Hans’s two lifelong collaborators, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling- Rönnlund, will reveal the ten dramatic instincts, and the key preconceptions, that lead to us consistently misunderstanding how the world really works. Why when you ask people simple questions about global trends, they systematically get the answers wrong. How many young women go to school? What’s the average life expectancy across the world? What will the global population will be in 2050? Do the majority of people live in rich or poor countries?

This talk on Factfulness is a must for anyone who wants to really understand the world.



To have Hans Rosling as a teacher is one of the biggest honours in the world.” – Melinda Gates




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