The Promise of a Pencil
How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
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The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.
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 he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world.
The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’s journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His 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 you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling.
*All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is a must read
You should read it. Such a good book :)
This is the most unoriginal book I have ever read and is a knock off of a book that came out a couple of months ago called Walk in Their Shoes. I was disappointed when I realized that the book was an attempt by a rich kid to tell everyone how they can change the world with really unoriginal cliches. All in all, save your money and donate it to a good organization that actually makes change in the world.