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The Blue Sweater

The cover of "The Blue Sweater: Bridging the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world" by Jacqueline Novogratz in english

Bridging the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world

“The Blue Sweater,” a New York Times Bestseller, a 2009 Books for a Life Book Award Finalist, and the first book by Jacqueline Novogratz, is a memoir dictating her path from international banking to the founding of Acumen, an impact investing organization focused on uplifting people through opportunity and dignity. Jacqueline discusses leaving a career in 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 through 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 a new form of philanthropic investing called “patient capital” can help make people self-sufficient and change millions of lives. “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.

“A visionary book . . . devoted to providing opportunity to poor people in all countries in an interconnected world.”

Deepak Chopra, pioneer doctor of integrative medicine, author

“An inspiring book by a remarkable woman.”

People Magazine

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