Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World

by Jacqueline Novogratz


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"An instant classic." —Arianna Huffington
"Will inspire people from across the political spectrum." —Jonathan Haidt

An essential shortlist of leadership ideas for everyone who wants to do good in this world, from Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Sweater and founder and CEO of Acumen.

In 2001, when Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen, a global community of socially and environmentally responsible partners dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty, few had heard of impact investing—Acumen’s practice of “doing well by doing good.” Nineteen years later, there’s been a seismic shift in how corporate boards and other stakeholders evaluate businesses: impact investment is not only morally defensible but now also economically advantageous, even necessary.

Still, it isn’t easy to reach a success that includes profits as well as mutually favorable relationships with workers and the communities in which they live. So how can today’s leaders, who often kick off their enterprises with high hopes and short timetables, navigate the challenges of poverty and war, of egos and impatience, which have stymied generations of investors who came before?

Drawing on inspiring stories from change-makers around the world and on memories of her own most difficult experiences, Jacqueline divulges the most common leadership mistakes and the mind-sets needed to rise above them. The culmination of thirty years of work developing sustainable solutions for the problems of the poor, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution offers the perspectives necessary for all those—whether ascending the corporate ladder or bringing solar light to rural villages—who seek to leave this world better off than they found it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250222879
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 42,698
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen. She has been named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, 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, which also honored her with the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to Acumen, she is a sought-after speaker and sits on a number of philanthropic boards. She lives in New York with her husband.

Table of Contents

1. Just Start
2. Redefine Success
3. Cultivate Moral Imagination
4. Listen to Voices Unheard
5. You Are the Ocean in a Drop
6. Practice Courage
7. Hold Opposing Values in Tension
8. Avoid the Conformity Trap
9. Use the Power of Markets, Don’t Be Seduced by Them
10. Partner with Humility and Audacity
11. Accompany Each Other
12. Tell Stories That Matter
13. Embrace the Beautiful Struggle
14. Manifesto
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