The Promise of A Pencil

The Promise of A Pencil

How An Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Book - 2014
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While traveling as a college student, Adam Braun met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When he 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 Adam Braun would leave a prestigious job at Bain & Company to start with just $25 at the age of twenty-four. And a mere five years later, Pencils of Promise has now built more than two hundred schools around the world.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476730639
9781476730622
Branch Call Number: 370.91724 BRAUN
Characteristics: xii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Adler, Carlye - Author

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dragonrabbit Jan 20, 2016

It is inspiring to see what a person's potential can be when they set out to do good in the world. The author leads an exceptional life, though sadly this book is not as engaging as it could have been. It lacks, I believe, the nitty gritty details that would have made it a great inspirational book.

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patricialouise_1
Jun 13, 2014

A story of a 24 year-old who decides to leave a well paying job to begin a non-profit to build schools. Each Chapter tells of his experience in the process of forming the non-profit. He includes success as well as failures.

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ownedbydoxies
May 26, 2014

Inspiring account of what an immense difference a single person with a personal ideal or interest that sets him/her on fire can accomplish. This is an important book, in my mind, and one I intend to purchase so that I can share it with friends and family. In addition, on the web-site, this non-profit gives complete financial records, so that you're not just crossing your fingers that everything is on the up and up. It's also highly readable from the point of view of a very likable man. Highly recommended. Highly recommended that you read it, think about it, mention it to others and share the whole shebang with them.

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