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We have a real treat in store for you today with a truly remarkable changemaker and NY Times bestselling author as our guest.


Acumen Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, has been named one of the 25 Smartest People of the Decade by the Daily Beast, and one of the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by Forbes, amongst numerous other honours. 


Jacqueline pioneered the notion of 'patient capital', investing in social entrepreneurs around the world. Acumen supports them to establish sustainable businesses that serve some of the world’s poorest people.


What makes this episode a particularly fascinating one is that all this work with entrepreneurs has taught Jacqueline and her team so much about what it takes to succeed when trying to create change. And now she’s also just released a new book sharing what it takes to be a changemaker. It's called Manifesto for a Moral Revolution (and there’s a free course too if you buy the book). 


In this episode you’ll hear: 

  • How her early attempts at social change in Africa seriously failed to impress the locals;
  • What she learnt about humanity when she became one of the first people to visit in jail someone she’d known well who’d gone on to become a major perpetrator in the Rwandan Genocide; 
  • How Jacqueline sees investment as a means to solving problems rather than making profit as the primary goal; and ….
  • How she’s seeing women entrepreneurs successfully breaking the rules particularly now during the coronavirus crisis. 


Enjoy this episode with the incredibly inspiring Jacqueline Novogratz…

 

 

Links of Interest


Acumen Website


Jacqueline’s Books:


Manifesto for a Moral Revolution - Practices to Build a Better World - her latest book. If you buy a copy you can sign up for free to her 11 week course ‘The Path of Moral Leadership’ (usually it's US$195)


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