08 March 2009

The changing fortunes of developing countries

Although this presentation appeared in 2006, it continues to provoke thought and no less so than for the energy of the speaker, Swedish professor Hans Rosling, and the innovative display of statistics.

I heartily recommend exploring other videos on TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) for provocative, exciting and always entertaining discussions. Consider it the thinkers' YouTube.
A good example is the video below, wherein Prof. Rosling provided an update, one year later (mid-2007), with 'New insights on poverty and life around the world'.