Didn’t know Hans Rosling, whom I greatly admire, had acquired rock star status but according to the data nerds organizing this ODI event he has. Although I do not share all of his opinions, I find it very difficult to watch his performances critically, they’re just such shows of wit, unexpected but very down-to-earth perspectives, and persuasive skill.
No one but a Rosling fan, or a too-much-time-to-kill loafer like me would ever watch a 1.5 hour lecture video, so I know it’s ridiculous to post it, but just in case anyone out there is silly enough, that alone will make it worthwhile. Don’t skip the introduction because the ODI staff remarks about data quality are important, crucially important, to imbibe. And if you’re at it anyway, follow it up with the Q&A follow up to the lecture, which has interesting views on the aging of world population and on inequality.