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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Novogratz started her career at Chase Manhattan Bank in[2] as an international credit analyst.

THE BLUE SWEATER by Jacqueline Novogratz | Kirkus Reviews

But if you move through the bpue with both intellect and compassion, then you have wisdom. Too many projects create dependence that helps no one in the long run.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I read this book because I was instantly intrigued by the short story of the blue sweater that I read about inside the front cover.

If one were inclined to look for signs from the universe, this would be one. Nov 07, Beth rated it really liked it. She worked in Rwanda and went back after the genocide to try to better understand what led up to it, and the possibilities for reconciliation and healing that came after.

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The title comes from an amazing story of a sweater the author was given as a child that she improbably enough finds years later being worn by a small boy in Africa.


As I mentioned, it really is quite a good story – and she is always willing to admit to her screw-ups, which is so refreshing.

I’d also recommend to people Novogratz talk on ted.

You laugh, you cry, you are motivated and inspired to do something to change the world yourself. She has three step-daughters, Elizabeth, Anna, and Zoe What happened to families like this? Certain other books written by development “experts” have a pompous, “I knew this all along” tone, but Novogratz instead writes in a humbled, non-pontificating tone.

She went on to found Acumen Fund. A creeping cynicism seemed inevitable in anyone who is always a visitor rather than someone with no choice but to live with the consequences of what he or she does.

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. May 13, Maya rated it it was amazing. She keeps wanting to have it both ways, describing successful charities as “social entrepreneurship” but trying to make them sound like businesses while bashing charities.

She picked herself up. She goes on to recommend partnerships between local NGOs that understand communities and for-profit companies with experience delivering good and services. Many times authors write about these types of projects, but leave out the steps taken to get them started and the bumps hit along the road. Aug 10, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: Lots of examples of extreme difficulties and progress novpgratz only to let it fall back again.


This is not another rich person coming in with her ideas–she has worked incredibly hard to get to the ideas sweateer the poor person, and believe me, she has faced unbelievable resistance. If, after you’ve read about all the painful details, you find yourself feeling pangs of jealousy, ask yourself She also writes very well and has a sense of humor.

To ask other readers novogdatz about The Blue Sweaterplease sign up. Jul 14, Kelly rated it really liked it. Jun 08, Kay rated it liked it Shelves: She seems pretty endlessly energetic, and unbelievably resilient. Really helps to put the day-to-day frustrations of the first world in perspective.

Jacqueline Novogratz

Views Read Edit View history. Novoogratz 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. Stay in Touch Sign up. As her interest grew in helping the impoverished, she found a New York City based microfinance organization that focused on lending to women.

I’ve learned that there is no currency like trust and no catalyst like hope.