Are YOU internationally minded?
Monday 23 April 2018
Do you know the PIN code of the world?
YOU are probably wrong!
"Almost nobody knows the basic global facts." (Hans Rosling)
This month a new book was published that challenges all of our views of the world. Bill Gates describes Factfulness by Hans Rosling as "One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world."
It is one of those books that challenges us to reorder how we think about the world, and as such is essential reading for anyone who would call themselves internationally minded. It is a chilling to read that when asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of people around the world are living in poverty; why the global population is increasing; how many girls finish schools - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates and investment bankers - people who frame our view of the world!
Although I highly recommend that you read this book to get the full picture this blog will present you with an overview through an introductory quiz which will test your own understanding of the world and one of Rosling's famous TED talks.