The Blue Sweater The Blue Sweater

The Blue Sweater

Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

    • 4.1 • 17 Ratings
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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A visionary book . . . devoted to providing opportunity to poor people in all countries in an interconnected world.”—Deepak Chopra

“An inspiring book by a remarkable woman.”—People
 
It all started with the blue sweater, the one my uncle Ed gave me. . . . The blue sweater had made a complex journey, from my closet in Alexandria, Virginia, to a young child in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. . . . The story of the blue sweater has always reminded me of how we are all connected. Our actions—and inaction—touch people we may never know and never meet across the globe.

Jacqueline Novogratz 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. 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. She shows 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.
 
Jacqueline will donate her paperback royalties to Acumen Fund and other organizations fighting for social change.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2009
March 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harmony/Rodale
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

likiphyllis ,

White savior complex

As far as the author is concerned, the African women would not have done anything for themselves until she had come along. She repeats this theme through the book. Then employs damsel in distress at some point where they poison her for being a leader. This book is straight up white savior complex. Don’t waste your time on it, it’s not worth it.

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