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Common Book Otterbein University

The Common Book guide showcases past Common Books and their resources, the current Common Book and the guidelines and lists for future Common Books.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Author Virtual Visit Dates and Information

2021 Common Book Convocation with Anna Rosling

Tuesday, October 26th


Virtual - Streaming on Otterbein University's Youtube Channel


Friends of the Library Common Book Author Q&A

Wednesday, October 27th


Virtual - Contact Kirsten ( for Zoom Links


Common Book Theatre Scenes

Wednesday, October 27th


Campus Center Theatre

Websites and Articles of Interest

TED Talks

About the Author/Common Book Speaker: Anna Rosling Rönnlund

An image of Anna Rosling Ronnlund; she is a white woman with long, wavy brown hair.


Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Anna was born in Falun, Sweden, in 1975. She holds degrees in sociology from Lund University and photography from Gothenburg University and is a cofounder and vice president of the Gapminder Foundation.

Ann is a lecturer and the guardian of the end user at Gapminder, making sure that everything Gapminder does is easy to understand. Together with Ola, Anna directed Hans's TED talks and other lectures, developed the Gapminder graphics and slides, and designed the user interface of the animated bubble-chart tool Trendalyzer. When the tool was acquired by Google in 2007, she went to work for Google as a senior usability designer. In 2010, Anna returned to Gapminder to develop new free teaching materials.

Dollar Street, launched in 2016, is Anna's brainchild and the subject of her 2017 TED talk.

Anna has won several awards for her work at Gapminder, including a Resume Super-communicator Award, the Guldagget Titanpriset, and the Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award in 2017.

Anna is married to Ola Rosling. They have three children: Max, Ted, and Ebba.


Bill Gates's Heroes In the Field

Designing Media : Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Anna Rosling Rönnlund: Factfulness for Better Decisions

Anna Rosling Rönnlund och Ola Rosling (Gapminder) – Fostrargärningsmedaljörer 2019

Please note: this video is in Swedish and does not have English subtitles.