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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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And here begins a tragic subplot, the massive waste of financial and human resources channeled by well meaning development agencies. Her life is an inspiration and the book is great account of it and of what it has taught her.


Lots of food for thought and hopefully action closer to home. JN’s desire, from bpue very young age, was to make a difference in the world. I grabbed this book, without even reading the cover, in the library one day as a filler book for a paper in class, not expecting to be affected by it the way I was.

What happened to families like this? That is rich stuff indeed, as her contacts range from high-level officials in the Hutu government to everyday women are caught up in and respond to the genocide and its aftermath in a variety of ways.

A little sidetrip when I had time to spare from my studies or from my work. Now I understand that it can take years for a new kind of organization to get on its feet and a few years after that for it to walk.

And the book grew jacqueliine there. The key is to find local leaders who own the dream and will make it happen.


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Not in a “finding herself” way, but in an actual growing up and becoming aware way. She tells of acceptance, rejection, and successes admist the violence of Rwanda, the sophistication of Sweateg, the snobbery of the Ivory Coast and the poverty of Pakistan, et al. Retrieved from ” https: Second, she writes with authority about large donor organisations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, explaining how old models of philanthropy are necessarily giving way to new, more effective models.

I’ve learned that people usually tell you the truth if you listen hard enough. 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.

This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. I loved all the inspirational people she introduced me to. The answer is fuzzy.

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Jan 01, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Novogratz started her career at Swsater Manhattan Bank in[2] as an international credit analyst.

It made me feel good to know that there are such people as Jacqueline Novogratz JN in the world. She’s also willing to criticize institutionalized and settled philanthropy, and to challenge the status quo.

Her goal was to teach women how to be entreprenuers and thus help themselves.

The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz | : Books

Each chapter in the book begins with a meaningful quote which sets the tone for the rest of the chapter. Novogratz convinced me that arguments such as free bed nets versus selling bed nets are moot. She more than exceeded any expectations a reader could have for this well-written book.


You may end up, in Ms. Nov 07, Beth rated it really liked it. There are occasional trite passages, but as I mentioned Novogratz is clearly not a Writer, so that is to be expected and forgiven.

Aug 10, Michelle rated it it novoggratz ok Shelves: Jul 14, Kelly rated it really liked it. The book is bogged down with the boring details of her travel itineraries and other personal issues when the real question that matters is whether she ever figured out what works to end poverty.

With his hands clasped together, he said, “Each step is a prayer, each step is a meditation. Her family descriptions were so clear and I wanted to be in her family. If, after you’ve read about all the painful details, you find yourself feeling pangs of jealousy, ask yourself 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 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.

Spending two years in Rwanda, focusing on empowering women economically, she realized why millions of dollars in charity did little to solve poverty — despite Rwanda being almost corruption-free, peaceful and inhabited by a hard-working, diligent population. It just means I’m not jumping up and down to recommend it.