“Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” By Hans Rosling Review

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).

This book is an amazing nonfiction, psychology and science book. Because it is so knowledgeable and there is so much to learn from it. And that’s what books I love the most beside Stephen King’s book. 

This book had opened my eyes that things are actually better than I and many other people think things are. This book not only gives us evidence that things are better but it also explains the evidence in a nice and easy way for everyone to understand it. This book have helped me notice that many things might change in the next decades and that that poor countries might not be poor in couple of decades. 

It doesn’t matter if you have a doctoral degree in psychology or if you have dropped out of high school you will be able to understand this book because it is written in a nice and easy way. And it also explains everything in a nice and easy way as I’ve said above. 

Some people will complain about some term which are used in this book. Terms like “low-income countries”, “primary school” and so on. But just know that this book is written from American and European point of view which means that it is written from a point of view which most people in the west are used to like buying a new phone every 2 year, having an house or apartment, having a good job, having car or cars etc. And all the terms which are used in this book are used from our perspective. 

And this book really shows that the world can be bad and better at the same time. Because things are so much better than they were 50 years ago but still there are some many things which we need to fix. 

The writing style was so amazing that it almost felt like I was having a chat with the author about all these things which are mention in this book. Which I give this book extra point for because I love when it happens. 

I give this book 5 / 5

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” By Daniel Kahneman Review

In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour.

This one is definitely a must read book, because there are a lots of things which you will learn about your brain and yourself. And most of these things are things which you probably didn’t think about before.

This book explains also a lots of psychological reasons behind the decisions and action we take even when we dont think about it. Dont worry this book explains this in a very easy and smooth way and everyone will at least understand 50% of this book.

I need to give this book points for being very quick read at least for me. 

By reading this book you can just skip reading books like “Black Swan”, “Blink”, “Nudge” and very likely hundreds of other Behavioural Economics books because this one really covers what most Behavioural Economics books leak to cover. 

If you are interested in psychology or in why human beings behave the way they behave you should read this book. 

I need to be honest and say that this book is pretty lengthy, self-conscious and a challenging read if it is your first book about psychology. But you will gain a lots out of this book when you only give it a try. 

This book gives you a fascinating and very interesting study of the human mind. But also about how people make decisions together with how the decision-making process can be improved.

This book was written by a Nobel-prize-winning economist which can be trusted that he isn’t feeding us bull shit. 

I give this book 4 / 5