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The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz

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Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
Other books by Jacqueline Novogratz
ISBN: 1605294764
ASIN: 1605294764
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Category: Social
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In 2010, Seth recommended "The Blue Sweater" by Jacqueline Novogratz and said...

An important book at a crucial time. A book that will show you that the world is much smaller than it was, and it's getting smaller daily.

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Seth also recommended the book again in 2011 and said:

Jacqueline Novogratz has written a modern classic, a book about connection, dignity and change. It's impossible to read this true story by someone who matters (and continues to matter more every day) without being moved to understand the world better--and hopefully to take action. A keeper.

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Seth recommended the book again in 2013 and said:

An autobiography and a manifesto. Jacqueline's personal journey toward a world that embraces dignity above all.

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Finally, Seth recommended the book again in 2017 and said:

Jacqueline Novogratz points out that the market can be an efficient listening device.

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What others thought about "The Blue Sweater"

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4.0 rating based on 6,312 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 1605294764
ISBN-13: 9781605294766
Goodreads: 7175891

Author(s):Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Published: 2/16/2010


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 meet.

From 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.

 

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