Talking Ideas: Factfulness with Anna Rosling
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.
Join Anna Rosling for an inspiring and revelatory evening, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories in an insistently hopeful and fact-based booster shot for a doom saying, world-weary population.
When asked - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.
Factfulness, written by the late Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and a man who made data sing, together with his son and daughter-in-law and long-time collaborators Anna and Ola Rosling, offers a radical new explanation of why we humans so often get the answers wrong when asked simple questions about global trends and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.
'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA
‘One of the most important books I've ever read-an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.’ BILL GATES
Find out more about the Gapminder Institute here and watch this TED Talk from Anna Rosling.
The Library Shop will have Factfulness available for sale at the event and you are invited to meet Ola and Anna post-event to have your book signed.
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
Come along early and enjoy live music, hot snacks, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar.
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Full $37Conc $32
Groups 6+ $32Full + book $57.50Concession + book $52.50
Wednesday 22 May, 7pm
slq Auditorium 1, State Library of QueenslandStanley Place, South Bank
75 minutes(includes 15 min Q&A session)
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