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Working with Enlightened Cognitive Dissonance

October 11th, 2017

How the Global Ignorance Test  and the Gapminder Data System  works in the context of “Futuristic” Management Consulting Tristan & Matthias Horx   What do we think about the world? The answer to this question is not trivial. In a “post-fact culture”, where rationality seems to vanish in the storms of lies and conspiracy theories, […]

Help us spread a fact-based worldview

August 28th, 2017

– Start with yourself!   Most people have severe misconceptions about the world they live in. Our ignorance surveys have shown that the general public is misguided about many basic global facts. Reliable global statistics exist for nearly every aspect of global  development, but these numbers are not transformed into popular understanding because using and […]

The U.N. Population Award 2017 is also to you

June 27th, 2017

The U.N Secretary General signed the beautiful diploma below for Hans, with a wonderful motivation that truly captures Hans’ dedication. It was a great honor for me to visit U.N. headquarters last week to receive the prize on Hans’s behalf. I thanked the committee for choosing Hans, but I also expressed Hans’ thankfulness to all of You who supported him during the past decades. […]

Beware TOTAL emission! Use per capita!

April 24th, 2017

As Hans showed in the film Don’t Panic, the richest billion people emits the double amount of CO2, compared to the second richest. The richest countries don’t like this fact, because it shows who must start cutting CO2 most urgently! It’s us. It’s not them! U.S. and other high income countries, instead like to compare […]

The Gapminder Effect has been measured!

April 22nd, 2017

It works! Right now, the media attention around “fact resistance” makes it seem like it increases. But do we really know? To know such things we must measure it, and to our knowledge nobody has done that. Six years ago we realized we didn’t know if our presentations had any effect. So we started measuring […]

A fact-based worldview for all

April 18th, 2017

– Free tools, videos, slideshows and more! We live in a globalized world, not only in terms of trade and migration. More people than ever care about global development. But most people have severe misconceptions about contemporary global development. We know, because we have tested people’s knowledge. One of the main reasons for this is […]

Results for the Swedish Public on the ‘Gapminder Test 2017’

March 31st, 2017

We asked the Swedish public 12 questions about the the world: those are basic global facts you need to know to start building a fact-based worldview. Check the questions and results below! You can also see the complete report here. 1. In the last 20 years the proportion of people living in extreme poverty, worldwide, […]

The Way Forward 1: The Hans Rosling Generation

February 15th, 2017

Under “The Way Forward” we will publish posts from former students and colleagues of Hans Rosling, on how to take his work with providing a fact-based worldview forward. We are a generation of students who grew up with Hans Rosling as our teacher, our moral compass and most of all our role model. Hans Rosling […]