We recently read Hans Rosling’s book Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. For visual learners, you might want to watch one of his several TED Talks.
We admire rational thinking in all its forms and Rosling shows that what most of us think of as the “developing world” is a stale impression of a world that no longer exists. He compares the developing world to an infant in intensive care, it’s situation is still “bad, but improving”.
Factfulness will probably make you feel more optimistic about the future. And if you don’t believe us, consider Bill Gates’ endorsement of the book: “One of the most important books I’ve ever read – an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.”
And speaking of Gates, if you missed it, you should check out the annual “shareholder” letter that he and his wife, Melinda, write to Warren Buffett to keep him updated on progress at the Gates Foundation.