One of my personal heroes, Jacqueline Novogratz, launched her second book this week. As the founder and CEO of Acumen, Novogratz is extraordinary for her achievements; but what has always taken my breath away is her vibrant, honest storytelling. When I was beginning to explore a career change a few years ago, I picked up her first book, The Blue Sweater. Its dedication alone brought me to tears, and by the end I was determined to start living for the causes, communities, and meaningful work that had the power to move me like that.
I decided to support small independent bookshops with my purchase of her new book, so I’m still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. To be honest, I’m feeling a bit impatient to get my hands on her words. Initially, I thought my impatience came from years spent as an Amazon Prime customer, blissfully forgetting that there was ever anything other than free two-day delivery. But no— my impatience comes from a deeper thirst: a thirst for wisdom from relatable role models.…Continue Reading