Bill Gates is giving one of his favorite books to every 2018 college graduate in the United States.
The volume is Hans Rosling’s Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft has called it “one of the most important books I’ve ever read — an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.”
The optimistic book, which Amazon lists for online download at $14.99, rejects doom-and-gloom descriptions of the status quo. Progress is being made but overlooked, it says. The divisions between people are based on instincts and assumptions — which can be done away with if we face them head on.