[Download] ➼ The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World Author Jacqueline Novogratz – Dolove.info

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World For The First , Copies Of The Blue Sweater Purchased, ADonation Per Book Will Be Made To Acumen Fund, A Nonprofit That Invests In Transformative Businesses To Solve The Problems Of Poverty The Blue Sweater Is The Inspiring Story Of A Woman Who Left A Career In International Banking To Spend Her Life On A Quest To Understand Global Poverty And Find Powerful New Ways Of Tackling It It All Started Back Home In Virginia, With The Blue Sweater, A Gift That Quickly Became Her Prized Possession Until The Day She Outgrew It And Gave It Away To Goodwill Eleven Years Later In Africa, She Spotted A Young Boy Wearing That Very Sweater, With Her Name Still On The Tag Inside That The Sweater Had Made Its Trek All The Way To Rwanda Was Ample Evidence, She Thought, Of How We Are All Connected, How Our Actions And Inaction Touch People Every Day Across The Globe, People We May Never Know Or MeetFrom Her First Stumbling Efforts As A Young Idealist Venturing Forth In Africa To The Creation Of The Trailblazing Organization She Runs Today, Novogratz Tells Gripping Stories With Unforgettable Characters Women Dancing In A Nairobi Slum, Unwed Mothers Starting A Bakery, Courageous Survivors Of The Rwandan Genocide, Entrepreneurs Building Services For The Poor Against Impossible Odds She Shows, In Ways Both Hilarious And Heartbreaking, How Traditional Charity Often Fails, But How A New Form Of Philanthropic Investing Called Patient Capital Can Help Make People Self Sufficient And Can Change Millions Of Lives More Than Just An Autobiography Or A How To Guide To Addressing Poverty, The Blue Sweater Is A Call To Action That Challenges Us To Grant Dignity To The Poor And To Rethink Our Engagement With The World



10 thoughts on “The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

  1. says:

    This is a thought provoking, intense memoir by Novogratz as she recounts leaving her high profile First World banking job in order to travel to the Third World to seek the causes and solutions of extreme poverty, eventually spending years in Rwanda, Pakistan and India, while intermittently taking up further


  2. says:

    2.5 out of 5 stars This book reminded me a lot of Unbowed by Wangari Maathai non fiction, set in Africa, strong woman changing the world, but writingnot so great Which is a real shame about the not so great writing because the subject matter is important Jacqueline Novogratz is inspiring, Acumen Fund sounds amazi


  3. says:

    I had high expectations for this book I read it alongside Muhammad Yunus Banker to the Poor , thinking that Yunus could be the representative of the beginnings of micro credit, and Novogratz of the recent direction of the movement.However, this book, in the end, is autobiographical than informational Novogratz has u


  4. says:

    I opened this book and could not put it down It had everything it was very well written, was the perfect mixture of story, factual data, memoir and one of those books that makes you want to sell all you own and go out to conquer the world I cannot recommend this one enough


  5. says:

    Ms Novogratz is a big dreamer and a bigger doer This book which reads alternately like a novel, a memoir, a diary, or a lecture chronicles her development from a 20 something idealist to a 40 something optimist, well grounded and well schooled in the ways of a complex world The author jump started a bakery in Kigali where her f


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    The prologue opens with They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step I took mine and fell flat on my face As a young woman, I dreamed of changing the world In my twenties, I went to africa to try and save the continent, only to learn that Africans neither wanted nor needed saving Indeed, when I was there, I saw some o


  8. says:

    This is basically two books sort of like Under the Banner of Heaven , and the 3 star rating has to be a balance of the 4 stars I d have given the first half with the 2 stars I d have given the second The first half is a riveting story that I literally did not want to put down The second half is just information on either how to or how we did


  9. says:

    This book illustrates the problems with the charity and relief organisations of the 3rd developing world The emphasis of this book is on the economic field, with especial stress put on the value of accountability and the value of a person doing something for themself, rather than having it done for them or given to them The stories of people in th


  10. says:

    This book drew me in in the beginning with the author s desire to help impoverished women of the Third World obtain low interest financing to begin profitable businesses However, once she established herself as proficient in her field, her overseas trips dwindled and she began teaching and performing executive level jobs The book doesn t intrigue me a


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