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

ISBN-10: 1605294764
ISBN-13: 9781605294766
Edition: 2009
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Description: Eleven years after donating her blue sweater to Goodwill, Novogratz spotted a young boy in Africa wearing that very sweater. In that moment, she realized how all people are connected, which set the author on a lifelong course to fight poverty  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Eleven years after donating her blue sweater to Goodwill, Novogratz spotted a young boy in Africa wearing that very sweater. In that moment, she realized how all people are connected, which set the author on a lifelong course to fight poverty worldwide.

Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital firm for the poor that invests in sustainable enterprises bringing healthcare, safe water, alternative energy, and housing to low-income people in the developing world. A serial entrepreneur in the social sector, she travels frequently and currently resides in New York City.

Prologue
Innocent Abroad
A Bird on the Outside, a Tiger Within
Context Matters
Basket Economics and Political Realities
The Blue Bakery
Dancing in the Dark
Traveling without a Road Map
A New Learning Curve
Blue Paint on the Road
Retribution and Resurrection
The Cost of Silence
Institutions Matter
The Education of a Patient Capitalist
Building Brick by Brick
Taking it to Scale
The World We Dream, the Future We Create Together
Acknowledgments
Reader's Guide
Suggested Reading
Index

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