Always Be Comparing Thy Numbers

About a year before the corona pandemic, I wrote a much-read and well-publicized article about perspectives: “Let’s Find Out — Or the Power of Reference.”

I believe it was the first time I was cited by the Financial Times’ masterful Alphaville section.

In it, I mixed the core insights of Hans Rosling’s Factfulness with another book I had just read: Bobby Duffy’s The Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything, based on countless surveys from the polling firm Ipsos.