What is it?
A website containing articles, videos, books, photos, news and events by Professor Jeffrey Sachs.
Jeffrey Sachs is one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and interesting people I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
He is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and many other international awards and honors and has twice been named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. A survey by The Economist in 2011 ranked Professor Sachs as amongst the world’s three most influential living economists of the first decade of the 21st century. He is not only incredibly qualified and educated, he is compassionate, ethical, and honest – these are the real qualities that make him invaluable.
In completing his Coursera course The Age of Sustainable Development (which I recommend to absolutely everyone as it provides an incredibly in-depth explanation of how the world came to be as it is and what needs to be done for us to prosper further) I fell in love with his way of explaining complex ideas simply. And the pictographs! Throughout the course, he multiple different graphs and pictograms that really spark those Ah-Ha! moments like nothing else.
The course is completely free (with the option of purchasing a certificate at the end) and one of the most interesting courses I have ever done. It really provided me with a general timeline of the history of the world and the reasons behind its most important developments and transitions.