This video post deals with the ever-improving world as told in a TED talk by Hans Rosling. Hans who died in 2017, was a Swedish physician and statistician who collected statistics, and his own showmanship to illuminate facts and trends that were revealed by the data. In a series of presentations that made him a YouTube star, Hans left behind a great legacy.
In the 2 TED talks below, he discusses his personal experience of his family purchasing a washing machine and the immediate improvement the purchase had to the lives of his mother and him. Then, he discusses the continuing trend toward better global health.
In his first TED talk, he discusses how the simple washing machine freed time for women around the world and gave them the time necessary to focus on their education which in turn helped better educate their children. All from the emergence of the washing machine?
Yes – watch it to be inspired. Click on the button below to begin his 9 minute talk. You will be glad you did.
In Hans’ additional TED talk that is attached, he creatively describes the improving health around the world. Click on the link below to view the 19 minute video.
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly become more educated.
Both of these insights lead us to the same conclusion as investors. You need to be invested in the great companies of the U.S. and the world who will be the beneficiaries of this tremendous trend for the human race.
As the various debates in Washington D.C. heat up, hopefully these videos and their insights will help you maintain the correct long-term focus for your investing future.
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