Bill Gates gives college grads his favorite book of 2018

Lewis Collier
June 9, 2018

Bill Gates is gifting all college grads one of his favorite books of the year, Hans Rosling's "Factfulness: Ten Reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you think." .

The book, released in April and now listed at $14.99 as an e-download on various sites, offers advice on how to think about the world and how personal instincts can impact our interpretation of information.

Factfulness, by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, is the one book Gates thinks every college graduate should read.

Written by the late Swedish statistician Hans Rosling, "Factfulness" makes a case that, "the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think".

The book debuted at no. 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction.

Gates stated he agrees with this recommendation and inspired graduates to "be taught to assume, and act, factfully".

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This isn't the first time he's praised the book.

Gates has lauded Factfulness as "One of the most important books I've ever read ― an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world".

"It covers an area that is not straightforward to go study", he added. "The world would be a better place if literally millions of people read the book".

The free obtain is on the market beginning Tuesday by no less than Friday, in keeping with a spokesperson for Gates. You can sign up on his Gates Notes website. The files comes in EPUB format, so Kindle users will have to convert it to MOBI.

Final yr, Gates recommended Steven Pinker's e book "The Higher Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" to graduates, saying it was the "most inspiring" e book he is ever learn.

"If you're being awarded an associate's, bachelor's, or post-graduate degree, download your free copy", Gates wrote Tuesday, announcing his giveaway.

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