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The riveting New York Times bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world--and the 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 a prestigious job to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 250 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn their biggest ambitions into reality. If you feel restless and ready for transition, if you are seeking direction and purpose, this critically acclaimed bestseller is for you. Driven by inspiring stories and shareable insights, this is the 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.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
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Info:Scribner, Kindle Edition, 272 pages
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For anyone with a big dream to transform the world, this book will show you how to get it done.
  stpetersucc | Jan 28, 2020 |
So, this book was not what I was hoping it would be. I'd heard such great things about it! I find these kinds of stories about walking away from a lucrative career to pursue a dream to better the world, so compelling. I personally know many people who have done something similar on a smaller scale.

Let me say that the advice Adam Braun gives I found to be mostly solid. Each chapter has a practical lessons with the story of that chapter bearing it out. I loved the start - the caution not to settle for normal, to get out of your comfort zone, to do small things that make others feel big, to embrace lightning moments.

Loved the insight into how the author was brought up and his parents' instilled values, loved that he bootstrapped the Promise of a Pencil organization with $25. Except...

The author was brought up affluent. His birthday parties, which were no small affairs, became fundraisers. He graduated from an Ivy league school, so he is surrounded by access to money and influence. His brother was (is?) Justin Bieber's manager, and he had more than a little help from Bieber and his celebrity friends. I mean it would have been harder not for him to succeed and he had no shortage of safety nets and soft landings had he failed. I guess from a privileged world, he is a rare bird to leave security, but I feel like there's a million like him who don't have the resources or network he has. How do we inspire them and tap their potential to make a difference?

What I really wanted was insight on how to bootstrap a non-profit, how to serve in a part of the world while navigating foreign laws and customs...something more like a playbook. And what I got was essentially a well-written and inspiring informercial in book form for Braun's organization.

It's a good cause and worth supporting, but it seemed an opportunity missed. I would have liked either it to be more instructional on how to change the world with nothing more than $25 OR to have more information on how to get involved with Braun's Promise of a Pencil foundation. Instead, I got something else and while it wasn't bad, neither was it provocative in the way I'd hoped. ( )
  angiestahl | Jun 18, 2018 |
one of the best true stories of a motivated generous person finding how to help others learn, and how to set up and run a nonprofit organization that will outlast him. ( )
  billsearth | Feb 8, 2018 |
It's probably been said a million times, but the only way to describe this book is with one word: inspirational.

I was so inspired, and so in awe of Adam's drive, determination and passion, that somewhere in the middle of the book I looked up his website and donated.

I admire what he has accomplished, and I don't have that same passion in me, so I admire it in others and do my little bit to support great causes like this one. What can be better than providing education to someone who would otherwise not get that opportunity?
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  katsmiao | Oct 23, 2015 |
It's probably been said a million times, but the only way to describe this book is with one word: inspirational.

I was so inspired, and so in awe of Adam's drive, determination and passion, that somewhere in the middle of the book I looked up his website and donated.

I admire what he has accomplished, and I don't have that same passion in me, so I admire it in others and do my little bit to support great causes like this one. What can be better than providing education to someone who would otherwise not get that opportunity?
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  katsmiao | Oct 23, 2015 |
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The riveting New York Times bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world--and the 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 a prestigious job to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 250 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn their biggest ambitions into reality. If you feel restless and ready for transition, if you are seeking direction and purpose, this critically acclaimed bestseller is for you. Driven by inspiring stories and shareable insights, this is the 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.

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