Jacqueline Novogratz is the American founder and CEO of Acumen, an organization that delivers affordable health care, safe water, housing, and energy to impoverished communities in South Asia and East Africa. Acumen invests in world-changing programs that offer a new approach to traditional aid.
In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.
There have been many lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis. According to Acumen founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, one of the primary lessons has been that humans are interdependent creatures in an interconnected world.