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How I Learned to Understand the World

By: Hans Rosling,Dr Anna Paterson
Narrated by: Simon Slater
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This is a book that contains very few numbers. Instead, it is about meeting people who have opened my eyes.

It was facts that helped him explain how the world works. But it was curiosity and commitment that made the late Hans Rosling, author of worldwide best seller Factfulness, the most popular researcher of our time. 

How I Learned to Understand the World is Hans Rosling's own story of how a young scientist became a revolutionary thinker and takes us from the swelter of an emergency clinic in Mozambique to the World Economic Forum at Davos. 

In collaboration with Swedish journalist Fanny Härgestam, Hans Rosling wrote his memoir with the same joy of storytelling that made a whole world listen when he spoke.

©2020 Rosling Education AB (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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  • Amelie Jannoe
  • 02-01-21

The story of ‘Factfullness’

I loved Factfulness by Hans Rosling, so naturally turned to this memoir a few months later. It servers as a beautiful reminder and deep dive on some of his best stories, without going into the lecturing that the other book had. It did feel like a sudden end - missing some kind of summary or overall thought on his life’s achievements. It saddens me to think that time ran out for him.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-21

Wonderful story, we can all learn from

We can all learn something from Hans Rosling's life story. An inspiring journey through the 20th century and the changes the world went through, seen by the eyes of this Swedish academic with a insatiable desire to make this planet a better place.

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  • TheRossatron
  • 09-12-21

read after factfulness

The author himself describes this book as a memoir and skillfully guides us thought his very interesting life and how it has changed his world view. I've heard it twice now, which is something I definitely can't say about many more books. That should suffice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-22-21

Captivating

Captivating, beautifully narrated, essential reading for the wide-eyed audience and the busy policymakers alike.

Highly recommended.

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  • jon stevens
  • 04-22-21

Great insight into the man and his life

It was great to get more insight into Hans and some of his life experiences, first heard about in his excellent book Factfulness. Like another reader I do agree it ended rather abruptly though which was disappointing but maybe intentional as there is more to follow?