Hans Rosling: Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset
“I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. … I only know two types of wine — red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries — industrialized and developing. And I know 200.”
Hans Rosling worked for many years in rural Africa as a tracking paralytic disease and co-founded Sweden’s Doctors Without Borders. He brings data to life in his various presentations and TED talks breaking down generalizations to give his audience a frank and humanizing view of the world. He has been listed as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People where he called himself “a very serious possibilist” who “[takes] emotion apart [to]… work analytically with the world.” He has been recognized with several awards for his statistical and medical work.
His non-profit organization, Gapminder, describes itself as a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals whose initial goal was to develop Trendalyzer software. The software, which Rosling uses in his presentations, allows for statistical data to be presented in an engaging and animated way. Hans Rosling is currentlly a professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute.
Take a look at his TED profile for more information and lectures.
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