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The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun

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The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change
Title
The promise of a pencil
Title remainder
how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change
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Adam Braun
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Language
eng
Summary
Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling as a college student, he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, "A pencil." This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave a prestigious job at Bain & Company to start with just $25 at the age of twenty-four. Using his unique "for-purpose" approach, he helped redefine the space in which business, philanthropy, and social media intersect. And a mere five years later, Pencils of Promise has now built more than two hundred schools around the world, proving that anyone can create a movement that matters. "The Promise of a Pencil" chronicles Braun's journey through more than fifty countries to find his calling, as each chapter explains the steps that every person can take to ignite their own passion and potential. His trailblazing story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give readers the tools to unlock their own extraordinary journey of self-discovery. If you have ever wanted a more purpose-driven life, if you have ever felt like you could become more than your current circumstances allow, it's time to ask yourself, "What do I want most in the world?" And through the lessons shared in this book, turn those ideas into reality
Summary
One of Wired Magazine's "50 People Who Are Changing the World" recounts how he left a lucrative career to found the award-winning Pencils of Promise nonprofit, describing his travels through dozens of countries and the evolution of his "for-purpose" combination of nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles
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10315724
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DLC
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Braun, Adam
Dewey number
370.91724
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC2605
LC item number
.B723 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Braun, Adam
  • Pencils of Promise (Organization)
  • Schools
  • Education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social action
  • Social service
  • Community leadership
Target audience
adult
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how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change
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The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun
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text
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ocn869367476
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781476730622
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)869367476
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869367476
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781476730622
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869367476

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