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- DescriptionAdam 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 who would change his life. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, a pencil. This small request became the inspiration for the organization Braun would one day start, taking him on a journey through more than fifty countries and into the heart of self-discovery. His unique for-purpose approach reversed the traditional n-profit playbook, and in doing so helped redefine how modern movements are created. The Promise of a Pencilchronicles Braun's journey to find his calling; each chapter explains the steps that every person can take to discover a meaningful life. His trailblazing story takes readers behind the scenes with CEO's and village chiefs, business moguls and world-famous celebrities. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give readers the tools to unlock a sense of purpose, passion, and meaning in their own lives.
- Author BiographyAdam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has built more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and delivered over 10 million educational hours to children in poverty. PoP was founded with just $25 and has grown under Braun's stewardship with his unique approach that blends nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.
- Author(s)Adam Braun
- PublisherSimon & Schuster
- Date of Publication23/04/2015
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2015
- Weight247 g
- Width139 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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