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3 Best Books On Progress

Discover a wide range of books on progress, covering various topics and perspectives. Explore the power of growth and advancement in our collection.



by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling

4.6 (20066 reviews)

What is Factfulness about?

"Factfulness" challenges common misconceptions about the state of the world by presenting ten reasons why our understanding is often flawed. Drawing on extensive data and personal experiences, the authors argue that despite prevailing negativity, global progress has been significant. They provide a refreshing perspective on topics such as poverty, education, and health, urging readers to adopt a fact-based worldview and embrace a more optimistic outlook on the future.

Who should read Factfulness

  • Students and educators seeking a fresh perspective on global issues.

  • Individuals interested in challenging their preconceived notions about the world.

  • Policy makers and leaders looking for evidence-based insights on progress.


Enlightenment Now

by Steven Pinker

4.5 (4867 reviews)

What is Enlightenment Now about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author explores the power of reason, science, humanism, and progress in shaping our world. Through a comprehensive analysis of data and historical trends, Pinker argues that despite the prevailing pessimism, humanity has made remarkable advancements in various aspects of life. From health and education to peace and prosperity, he presents a compelling case for embracing enlightenment values to continue our journey towards a better future.

Who should read Enlightenment Now

  • Individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the positive impact of reason

  • science

  • humanism

  • and progress on society.

  • Scholars and academics interested in exploring the interconnectedness of reason

  • science

  • humanism

  • and progress in shaping our world.

  • Those looking for evidence-based arguments to counter pessimism and embrace optimism about the future.


How We Got to Now

by Steven Johnson

4.5 (1256 reviews)

What is How We Got to Now about?

In "How We Got to Now," the author explores six pivotal innovations that have shaped the modern world. From the discovery of glass to the development of refrigeration, Steven Johnson delves into the interconnectedness of these breakthroughs and their profound impact on society. Through captivating storytelling and insightful analysis, he reveals the unexpected origins and far-reaching consequences of these innovations, offering a fresh perspective on the history of human progress.

Who should read How We Got to Now

  • History enthusiasts seeking to understand the pivotal innovations shaping our world.

  • Science and technology enthusiasts eager to explore the origins of modern advancements.

  • Curious individuals interested in the interconnectedness of past and present innovations.