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The Resource The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braun, Adam
Dewey number
370.91724
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC2605
LC item number
.B723 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adler, Carlye
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Braun, Adam
  • Pencils of Promise (Organization)
  • Schools
  • Education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social action
  • Social service
  • Community leadership
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730622
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustration
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730622
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustration

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