- Paperback: 157 pages
- Publisher: Practice Makes Perfect Holdings PBC (May 15, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1732362009
- ISBN-13: 978-1732362000
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Breaking Through: From Rough To Ready Paperback – May 15, 2018
- Karim's story is both heart-wrenching and uplifting. His triumph from jail to CEO is a testament to those inner-city youths that where you start is not as important as where you finish. This is a must read for all high school students! 10 Stars! - Naphtali T. Bryant
- Karim's story is a blend of rawness and inspiration! REAL life struggle of a minority who rises from the level of stealing and excels to Cornell, is by far a path not often found but should be emulated. - Susan Tanner, Associate Director, Moody's Analytics
- Karim's book is a story on how to use your struggles to fuel your success. Karim provides numerous nuggets of priceless advice I wish I were exposed to when I was in high school. Any young person will highly benefit from reading this story. - Veronica Canton, JD Candidate, University of Notre Dame
- This book provides an inspiring message for those seeking success. As a millennial leader and a pioneer in education, Karim is at the forefront of understanding the socioeconomic circumstances that can often dissuade people from reaching their full potential and greater success. - Greg Weatherford II, Millennial Entrepreneur & Higher Education Executive
- A book for those inner-city kids that think they don't have a chance of leaving the hood. A book that sheds light on bridging social capital. - Yesenia Peralta, Teacher, New York City Department of Education
- Those of you who have an inward feeling that your life can be more than what it seems to be...please take advantage of similar and other opportunities he did, knowing that your life matters! - Elizabeth Ngonzi, NYU Adjunct Faculty
- This book belongs in a must-read list for those students who are looking to be inspired and who want to understand why getting an education and going to college is the best way to discover their life's purpose. - Jorge Perdomo, Principal, New York City Department of Education
- This book is a blueprint for minority children who want to be successful in a world that has intentional barriers. - Luis Torres, Principal and Chairperson of the Bronx Elementary Schools Principals Consortium, New York City Department of Education
- This is a must-read for students, educators, parents, counselors, and businesspeople alike, as its message is clear - anyone can achieve anything. - Charlie Clausner, Teach for America Educator - Hawaii, Johns Hopkins University - Masters of Educational Studies
- Karim has written the blueprint for young people to build a successful foundation in their personal and professional lives. I wish someone gave me this book and forced me to read it when I was younger as it would have saved me years of pain and confusion. - Mahmoud Khedr, City College of New York
- Karim's honest and heartfelt story is one that uplifts and encourages all of us to do better and be better, and his insights inspire us to achieve more than we ever imagined. - Wendy M. Lau, Partner, Wood Smith Henning & Berman, LLP
- This book will fill you up. You will be propelled toward righteous action. You will pay it forward. - Jordan Stockdale, Former Harlem middle school teacher
- Every leader ought to add this book to their library. Karim expresses the type of vulnerability it takes to be an impactful leader in today's world. - Mason Singer, CEO, Unboxd, INC.
About the Author
Karim is the CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, a Benefit Corporation that partners with K-12 schools to deliver high quality, academic summer programs. He founded Practice Makes Perfect at 18. He writes for Entrepreneur, Forbes, Linkedin, and is working on releasing three books during Summer 2018. Karim is a TED Fellow and Echoing Green Fellow. At 23, he was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in Education, and at 24 was named to Magic Johnson’s 32 under 32 list. In 2016, he was ranked in the top 3 most powerful young entrepreneurs under 25 in the world by Richtopia. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s in Hotel Administration.
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Really easy read, yet so insightful. A story that serves as inspiration for everyone. From the middle school student facing social pressure for being the "smart one", to the young aspiring entrepreneur, to people of color in the professional world adapting over assimilating.
I'm a huge fan of the "unwritten rules" Karim writes about. These rules are essential to success in education, business and life. Unfortunately, there's not many authors with a background like Karim's who are able to speak to these.
Some folks succeed in the business world, others succeed in the social sector. Very few mesh both, succeed, and create real social change. And as a person of color? Even fewer. You'll have a hard time putting this book down!
That is exactly what “Breaking Through: From From Rough to Ready does.” It gives people who have gone through, or who are going through the struggle a reason to hold on. Karim’s journey was not easy, but he makes it clear that if he can make it through, we can all do it.
Thank you Karim for blessing us with your story, and Iooking forward to reading more of your work!