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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change Hardcover – March 18, 2014
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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 worlds 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 Brauns 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