Bill Gates is gifting a book to students who are graduating this year.

As you navigate your next journey, Bill Gates wants you to have this, and he’s buying one for every graduate.

It’s a copy of Factfulness: 10 Reasons We’re Wrong About The World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, a book by global health expert Hans Rosling along with his son, Ola Rosling, and daughter-in-law, Anna Rosling Rönnlund (via).

Gates has called the book one of the most important he has ever read.


About the book:

When you ask people simple questions about global trends, they systematically get the answers wrong. How many young women go to school? What’s the average life expectancy across the world? What will the global population will be in 2050? Do the majority of people live in rich or poor countries? In Factfulness, Hans Rosling and his two lifelong collaborators, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling-Ronnlund, show why this happens. Based on a lifetime’s work promoting a fact-based worldview, they reveal the ten dramatic instincts and the key preconceptions, that lead to us consistently misunderstanding how the world really works. Inspiring and revelatory, Factfulness is a book of stories by a late legend, for anyone who wants to really understand the world.


» Checkout the collection of books recommended by Bill Gates.