Hans Rosling – Free Statistics for Democracy

Hans Rosling from Gapminder (source of video) talks about the last 8 centimeters – making presentations get from the eye into the brain. Key moments in this video:

  • The people who produce the statistics are very often not the same type of skills that are needed to communicate. (0:32)
  • We failed the last eight centimeters. We throw the statistics into the eye but they didn’t hit the brain. (0:47)
  • The main decision makers that we have aren’t governments, aren’t policy makers, it’s the public. (1:17)
  • Statistics means bookkeeping of the state. Serving decision makers within the state. (1:33)
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