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.
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Table of Contents
1 Innocent Abroad 1
2 A Bird on the Outside, a Tiger Within 20
3 Context Matters 36
4 Basket Economics and Political Realities 54
5 The Blue Bakery 72
6 Dancing in the Dark 89
7 Traveling without a Road Map 106
8 A New Learning Curve 126
9 Blue Paint on the Road 146
10 Retribution and Resurrection 165
11 The Cost of Silence 181
12 Institutions Matter 198
13 The Education of a Patient Capitalist 213
14 Building Brick by Brick 235
15 Taking it to Scale 255
16 The World We Dream, the Future We Create Together 272
Reader's Guide 289
Suggested Reading 293