Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A daughter reviews a TED talk by Hans Rosling

My oldest daughter recently watched a TED Talk by Hans Rosling.  Here are her thoughts:

Hans Rosling is a Swedish professor who in 2009 was listed as one of 100 leading global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation.

Rosling began by teaching a class on world health at a Swedish university. At his first class he gave a quiz to determine whether he could teach the students anything. The students scored less than a chimp. The professors scored equal with a chimp.

So, Rosling helped create Gapminder.

Gapminder Foundation, a non-profit organization, tries to increase understanding of statistics about social and economic development.

Here is the Hans Rosling's talk - No more boring data:

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