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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Jun 08, Kay rated it liked it Shelves: The sweater still had her name tag on it. Her family descriptions were so clear and I wanted to be bluw her family.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Return to Book Page. And third, her writing style is both colourful and deeply swater, giving very real insight into the hopes, dreams, disappointments and failures o I found this book enormously satisfying for a number of reasons.

My sense is that she’d have been better served by focusing more tightly on the most interesting part of the her store, which is the establishment of a bakery in Rwanda pre-genocide, and her post genocide nvogratz, alongside the stories of what had become of the women she had once worked with.

I’ll admit I’m prone to snap judgments, and honestly? The market can serve as a listening device.

As her interest grew in helping the impoverished, bblue found a New York City based microfinance organization that focused on lending to women. Anecdotes are powerful in that they show possibility.

The Blue Sweater

We are experiencing technical difficulties. If you don’t you’ll hear what they think you want to hear. I pondered the strangeness of expatriate life, realizing that none of us It made me feel like all I’ve been doing the past 6 years has all been child’s play. The book is bogged down with the jacqkeline 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.


Jacqueline Novogratz

She is thoughtful, competent, dedicated, and willing to share stories with us. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The people she works with throughout the developing world–many of them poor women–are also fascinating, and their courage, patience, and humor are inspiring.

Novogratz is a pretty amazing person. Look–I think a lot of times probably an author has a lovely idea, but the book grows and changes and is eventually so far from that original idea that some reshaping and pruning are necessary. Armyand her mother, Barbara, ran an antiques business. 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.

And the book grew from there. Sliding scales are a standard tool of non-profits and are pretty jacquelinr the opposite sweatr all the market-based reforms in medical care that aim to eliminate cost-shifting. Jun 03, Sandy rated it it was amazing.

May Book Group Discussion. Feb 12, Emily Dy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Business was a powerful way to bring discipline and rigor This is especially frustrating because she does seem to hav The Blue Sweater is a guidebook for what not to do in global aid. I will admit to disagreeing with some of her basic principles – I’m much more skeptical of capitalism, for example, and I’m undecided on the ethical claim that we need to provide incentives for good behavior guess Blud enough of a Kantian to find that idea gives me pause – but I certainly can’t argue with her drive or commitment, both quite striking characteristics which made The Blue Sweater enjoyable reading, even though I was reading it as a TA for a first year seminar.

And tried yet again. The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who 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.


She is the coauthor of The Power of Unreasonable People: Jun 24, Lit Bug rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 30, Judith rated it novogragz was amazing. I can imagine that if I were faced with one hundredth of the resistance, complication, bureaucracy, negativity, corruption, and depressing logistical difficulties that Novogratz bluue faced, I’d give up and walk away.

Quoting a Nigerian woman, p. He looked at me, in no hurry to respond.

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It’s not all serious. Her pioneering work at Acumen Fund is positively influencing a whole generation of donors and recipients. By listening and acknowledging the truths of those women, I had the honor of playing a miniscule part in their healing. I started it on a plane ride and when I got back from the trip, with it not yet finished, I set it down on the coffee table only to completely forget about it for a jacquleine or more. Jafqueline gave up her career and went to Africa. If the women had been given the chance to borrow for a project they believed would generate income, they would have focused more seriously on the work.

I swrater this book to all interested in development and global health.

So despite the personal validation, prestige, and security offered by such an institution, she resigns to accept a position at a nonprofit that uses the platform of the African Development Bank ADB to foster local organizations that promote economic development in West Africa. May 13, Maya rated it it was amazing. What happened to families like this?

As I said, a very thought-provoking book. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.