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
Title variation
How an ordinary person can create extraordinary change
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 twenty-four. Using his unique \or-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 two hundred schools around the world, proving that anyone can create a movement that matters. This book chronicles Braun's journey through more than fifty 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 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 readers the tools to unlock their own extraordinary journey of self-discovery
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braun, Adam
Dewey number
370.91724
Illustrations
illustrations
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)
  • Social action
  • Schools
  • Education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service
  • Community leadership
Target audience
adult
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun with Carlye Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730639
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875003873
  • 533020
  • (OCoLC)ocn875003873
  • 533020
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun with Carlye Adler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730639
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875003873
  • 533020
  • (OCoLC)ocn875003873
  • 533020

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