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Han Rosling at TED 2009: Let my dataset change your mindset

I'm always fascinated with how data can tell a different story from what we perceive. Often a very credible story.

Han Rosling, professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden presents solid, grounded statistics (drawn from United Nations data), illustrated by the visualization software he developed. The non-profit Flash program tool, Gapminder allows people to easily compare and contrast large volumes of data with animated charts. Google has since acquired the software in March 2007 and is free to be used online.

It's amazing how rich in knowledge the world is. From experiences to history to data. The world needs analytical tools and a great search.

Rosling's current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world. The world is emerging. A world that cannot be seen as divided.

Fantastic how he showed the visual statistics of Singapore against Swenden on child mortality. Singapore was used in some other presentations displaying leap frog advancements over the years.

Check out other insightful Han Rosling videos.

The Global Future of Technology
Grace of Wisdom
Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War
The Answer to Our Questions
Knowledge vs. Wisdom
Knowledge is Power. Content is King.

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