A Note from Jacqueline Novogratz. The Blue Sweater Teaching Guide | 1. The Blue Sweater Teaching Guide. Table of Contents. Key Learning Objectives. 2. In her autobiography, The Blue Sweater, Acumen Fund founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz engagingly captures one such mission in need of the right road. The Paperback of the The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz at Barnes & Noble.

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With his hands clasped together, he said, “Each step is a prayer, each step is a meditation. And her story might also provide the missing piece for those struggling to change the world: As I said, a very thought-provoking book. And then you think, Ah, yes, now I know why that part of the book when she goes back to Africa to talk with women she worked with felt so Loved the experience of reading this!!

Novogratz hasn’t given up jzcqueline and lucky for us she’s written this book so the rest of us can learn from her experiences. Jul 14, Kelly rated it really liked it. Empowerment to her is inclusive of various aspects — trust-building, economic, cultural, health services, allocation and management of resources, affordable innovations, investment and philanthropy.

Furthermore, there is no one silver bullet way of healing the world – traditional charity, aid, self help free markets, all have a role as is demonstrated by her organization ‘The Acumen Fund’. Lots of food for thought and hopefully action closer to home.

To summarize, the memoir talks about novogfatz changing perspectives about poverty, its reasons and its solutions. Looking for More Great Reads?

I had high expectations for this book: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I don’t have plans to move blu another country or take up this kind of work, but her work and her attitude can absolutely inform the way the rest of us live and treat each other, right here.

The Blue Sweater

She returns to Rwanda post-genocide, to the aftermath of the civil and ethnic war in which close to a million people lost their lives over jacquelinr period of three months. And yet, Rwanda prospered once again.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Her family descriptions were so clear and I wanted to be in her family. And in the end, I was deeply moved upon reading this book and found it was well received within the club, too, phew!


Very interesting read – but also very tough. If people are interested in how countries get out of poverty, it may be more fruitful to read the books of Ha-Joon Chang Bad Samaritans, etc. Sweatter chapter in the book begins with a meaningful quote which sets the tone for the rest of the chapter. The first three quarters of the book details Novogratz’s life story coming out of college that contributed to her founding of the Acumen Fund and the last quarter details what the Acumen Fund has done since in The title of her book, The Blue Sweater: Recognizing this in Rwanda, she was able to empower hundreds of women to learn and grow, build businesses, and bring themselves out of poverty.

May Book Jacqheline Discussion 1 15 Apr 22, She lived in Africa, India and Pakistan, It always seems to me that with all the brilliant minds, money, technology, and energy devoted to conquering poverty, we should be able to make at least make a dent in it.

It just means I’m not jumping up and down to recommend it.

Nobogratz 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.

There is a space for investments to work beside philantrophy. Trying to change global distribution and economic patterns is hard work, even if you don’t throw in language difficulties, personal assaults, and brushes with genocide.

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I didn’t understand then how much about tribe and community I learned from this American family. It talks about how to use philanth I think I really want to give this book 3. The Blue Sweater is a guidebook for what not to do in global aid. It made me feel good to know that there are such people as Jacqueline Novogratz JN in the world.

And the numbers were horrible — 8,00, Rwandans were killed in a span of 3 months, destroying completely the economy and any hope of reconstruction.

Africa, one may not be aware of will love this book and find it as fascinating as I do. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to otherwise browse this site, you agree to the use of cookies. On a personal note, I almost fell out of kacqueline chair when I got to the name of the chairman of the board of Acumen Fund – Margo Alexander used to work at the firm I worked for for 20 years.


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I took mine and fell flat on my face. Inspiring Social Change in Kenya”. Novogratz has undoubtedly lived a novogrtz life, but in the end much of the book felt more like fluff than substance. Sure there were some things in the second half that caught my inter This is basically two books sort of like “Under the Banner of Bueand 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.

JN’s desire, from a very young age, was to make a difference in the world. It’s not all serious. She sheds light on the frustrations and slow pace of working with local entrepreneurs to help them help themselves, but she demonstrates how effective these approaches can be.

Certain other books written by development “experts” have a pompous, “I knew this all along” t Excellent, very recent book by Jacqueline Novogratz, the CEO of the Acumen Fund, a non-profit devoted to making investments in effective and sustainable local solutions for tackling poverty. Feb 16, Pages Buy. If there was a family ethic, it was to work jacquelihe, go to church, be good to your family, and live out loud. We need to wake up and listen iacqueline what she has to jacquelne.

Views Read Edit Jacquelie history. As she gets older, she becomes more sensitive, and it’s notable that the book gets better the less she focuses on herself. Not in a “finding herself” way, but in an actual growing up and becoming aware way. A lot of it is boring and it bounces around like a ping-pong ball at times.

However, once she established herself as proficient in her field, her overseas trips dwindled and she began teaching and performing more executive-level jobs.