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How To Get a Free Copy of Bill Gates’ Favorite Book

Bill Gates is known the world over for being one of the wealthiest people on the planet. He is the co-founder of Microsoft and has a net worth of approximately $93 billion. With all of that wealth, Bill Gates has become known for his immense philanthropy over the past few years. Gates has donated to various philanthropic causes, in particular multiple health-related charities and children’s causes, and it seems as though Gates is focusing his charity on a new demographic: our nation’s future professionals.

According to recent reports, Bill Gates has decided to offer every single US college graduate of 2018 a copy of his newest favorite book, Factfulness: 10 Reasons We’re Wrong About The World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.

Most college graduates are nervous about their futures. They have little experience with the real world and are uncertain of whether they will become successful and be able to provide for themselves. Knowing this, Gates hopes that this book will help recent grads navigate these challenges easier. According to Forbes, Gates thinks quite highly of the book, calling it one of the most important titles he’s ever read.

The book, written by Swedish public speaker and academic Hans Rosling, along with his frequent collaborators Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, deals with the manner in which human beings tackle some of the world’s most difficult questions. “Why is the world’s population increasing?” and “How much of the world lives in poverty?” are only a few of the topics covered by Hans and company. The book offers a unique perspective on the world, and it shares why human beings look at the world in a negative light. Factfulness stresses that the world is, in fact, doing much better than humans often think, and that humans should focus on using factual evidence in order to view the world in a much more positive way.

The book is Hans’ way of fighting large-scale ignorance, and opening people’s eyes to the importance of facts. Both Bill and Melinda Gates have given the book their seal of approval and feel as though it is the perfect accessory for any recent graduate looking to gain a solid understanding of the world.

How do you get your copy? It’s actually quite simple. If you’ve graduated this spring from a US college or university with an associate’s, bachelor’s or post-graduate degree, then you are eligible for a free copy. Simply visit Gates Notes and follow the sign up process to receive your copy of Factfulness. Hopefully you will gain a better understanding of our society and utilize it to become successful in your future endeavors.

Good luck!