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#512: Jacqueline Novogratz on Building Acumen, How to (Actually) Change the World, Speaking Your Truth, and The Incredible Power of “Dumb” Questions

The Tim Ferriss Show

5 May 2021

1hr 58mins

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#512: Jacqueline Novogratz on Building Acumen, How to (Actually) Change the World, Speaking Your Truth, and The Incredible Power of “Dumb” Questions

5 May 2021

1hr 58mins

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Quote

"The opposite of poverty is dignity. It's having a choice, having opportunity, having agency over who you are in your life and what you are capable of doing."

Ideas

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Events that change how the world or others views someone, actually says a lot more about how ephemeral and shallow we view one another, than it does about that person.
When a significant event occurs in someone's life, like winning an award, often the person themselves haven't really changed at all, but people's perspectives on who they are, completely changes.

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Events that change how the world or others views someone, actually says a lot more about how ephemeral and shallow we view one another, than it does about that person.
When a significant event occurs in someone's life, like winning an award, often the person themselves haven't really changed at all, but people's perspectives on who they are, completely changes.

2

It isn't as simple as good and bad people, it's good and bad in people.
We're taught that there are bad people and good people, monsters and angels. But the truth of the matter is that monsters and angels live in every single one of us. Monsters are our broken parts.

They are our petty fears, our insecurities, the grievances that grow.

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It isn't as simple as good and bad people, it's good and bad in people.
We're taught that there are bad people and good people, monsters and angels. But the truth of the matter is that monsters and angels live in every single one of us. Monsters are our broken parts.

They are our petty fears, our insecurities, the grievances that grow.

3

If you try to keep all of your options open, you may just end up with a bunch of options.
It's important to keep your options open, but it's also more important to commit to things.

The cult of the individual is also the cult of optionality.

When you commit to something, particularly something bigger than yourself, you'll experience a freedom and depth to life that you never previously had.

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If you try to keep all of your options open, you may just end up with a bunch of options.
It's important to keep your options open, but it's also more important to commit to things.

The cult of the individual is also the cult of optionality.

When you commit to something, particularly something bigger than yourself, you'll experience a freedom and depth to life that you never previously had.

Questions

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Can you think of something where you now realise that you should've committed to earlier?

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Can you think of something where you now realise that you should've committed to earlier?

What else is in the episode

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How empathy can run the risk of reinforcing the status quo

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How empathy can run the risk of reinforcing the status quo

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How we find our passions by finding problems that interest us

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How we find our passions by finding problems that interest us

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Her framework for thinking about creating impact in the world

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Her framework for thinking about creating impact in the world

Who is Jacqueline Novogratz?

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The founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. She is also the author of books on bridging the gap between poor and rich and practices to build a better world.

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The founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. She is also the author of books on bridging the gap between poor and rich and practices to build a better world.

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