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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This the 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. The author 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 the author backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world's most prestigious jobs at Bain & Company to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. This book chronicles the author's 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. It is filled with compelling stories and shareable insights. All proceeds from this book support Pencils of Promise
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braun, Adam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adler, Carlye
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Braun, Adam
  • Pencils of Promise (Organization)
  • Braun, Adam
  • Pencils of Promise (Organization)
  • Schools
  • Education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social action
  • Social service
  • Community leadership
  • Schools
  • Organizations, Nonprofit
  • Social Work
  • Associations sans but lucratif
  • Action sociale
  • Service social
  • Leadership communautaire
  • nonprofit organizations
  • Community leadership
  • Education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools
  • Social action
  • Social service
  • Developing countries
  • Bildungshilfe
  • Wohltätigkeitsorganisation
  • Entwicklungsprojekt
  • Nonprofit-Organisation
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social action
  • Schools
  • Community leadership
  • Pencils of Promise (Organization)
  • Social service
  • Education
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun, with Carlye Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why be normal -- Get out of your comfort zone -- Know that you have a purpose -- Every pencil holds a promise -- Do the small things that make others feel big -- Tourists see, travelers seek -- Asking for permission is asking for denial -- Embrace the lightning moments -- Big dreams start with small, unreasonable acts -- Practice humility over hubris -- Speak the language of the person you want to become -- Walk with a purpose -- Happiness is found in celebrating others -- Find the impossible ones -- Focus on one person in every room -- Read the signs along the path -- Create separation to build connection -- Never take no from someone who can't say yes -- Stay guided by your values, not your necessities -- You cannot fake authenticity -- There is only one chance at a first impression -- Fess up to your failures -- Learn to close the loop -- Change your words to change your worth -- A goal realized is a goal defined -- Surround yourself with those who make you better -- Vulnerability is vital -- Listen to your echoes -- If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough -- Make your life a story worth telling
Control code
869367476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730622
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
99958485841
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869367476
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun, with Carlye Adler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why be normal -- Get out of your comfort zone -- Know that you have a purpose -- Every pencil holds a promise -- Do the small things that make others feel big -- Tourists see, travelers seek -- Asking for permission is asking for denial -- Embrace the lightning moments -- Big dreams start with small, unreasonable acts -- Practice humility over hubris -- Speak the language of the person you want to become -- Walk with a purpose -- Happiness is found in celebrating others -- Find the impossible ones -- Focus on one person in every room -- Read the signs along the path -- Create separation to build connection -- Never take no from someone who can't say yes -- Stay guided by your values, not your necessities -- You cannot fake authenticity -- There is only one chance at a first impression -- Fess up to your failures -- Learn to close the loop -- Change your words to change your worth -- A goal realized is a goal defined -- Surround yourself with those who make you better -- Vulnerability is vital -- Listen to your echoes -- If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough -- Make your life a story worth telling
Control code
869367476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730622
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
99958485841
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869367476

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