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    The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World (CD-Audio) By (author) Jacqueline Novogratz, Performed by Jacqueline Novogratz

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    DescriptionJacqueline 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. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession ? until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions ? and inaction ? touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet. 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 ? women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds. She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, 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.


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    Title
    The Blue Sweater
    Subtitle
    Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacqueline Novogratz, Performed by Jacqueline Novogratz
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781480541061
    ISBN 10: 1480541060
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: GTF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC045000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFG
    Abridged Dewey: 362
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC classification: HC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57400
    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    Thema V1.0: JBFC, JBFD, KCM, GTP
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    23 July 2013