I’m not an optimist, neither am I a pessimist. I’m a very serious possibilist. It’s a new category where we take emotion apart, and we just work analytically with the world.


Named to Time magazine’s 2012 list of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Hans Rosling defines himself as a possibilist, someone who applies statistics to characterize the human condition, allowing us to view the world, and how we affect each other’s lives, in a new way. And, according to his vision, it’s possible to create a world where everyone can be healthy and wealthy.

Within the context of the Peak Productivity Pyramid System, a possibilist is someone who embraces the emotion associated with change; someone ...

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