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Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just 16 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 24. 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 200 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 50 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 listeners 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 listeners 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.
©2014 Colleen Hoover (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
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By Amazon Customer on 04-04-16

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This book was such a great listen. I would easily say it's one of my favorite biography to have read

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By Lindsay on 02-12-16

Promise of hope.

Engaging, insightful and hopeful. I wish all people had the drive passion and determination to create this kind of change in our world.

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By A.Hewit on 12-01-15

Great book with great life lessons!

Absolutely loved this book. It highlights the way in which one single person can change the world for the better. Definitely worth a read and stick with it!

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By Lyra Culverhouse on 02-07-15

Truly inspiring

Adam Braun takes you on a journey that is full of amazement and heart warming inspiration. What he achieved through an unrelenting belief in a purpose and slit of hard work is nothing short of incredible.

I dare anyone to read this and not be touched and driven to want to join the movement!

Thanks Adam, you have helped me see what it possible when you believe.

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By janemitc on 04-15-16

Great read

Really great overview and story of how he founded POP. Inspiring! Must read book for anyone

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