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The Blue Sweater

January 20, 2012

Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz

I painstakingly calculated the odds of Jacqueline Novogratz‘s “Blue Sweater” story and concluded that the chances of this story actually happening were 184 gazillion to one. Wow!

Thank goodness there are people like Novogratz in the world. She is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture capital fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. As their website states:

Can you really touch the lives of tens of millions of people in just 10 years? Our companies have. From ambulances to electricity, we have $73 million of approved investments in 65 breakthrough enterprises that serve the poor.

In “Inspiring a Life of Immersion,” the eighteen-minute TED video below, Novogratz uses compelling, occasionally heartbreaking (more…)