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Promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change

Author: Adam Braun; Carlye Adler
Publisher: New York : Scribner, February 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Adam Braun; Adam Braun
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Braun; Carlye Adler
ISBN: 9781476730639 1476730636 9780606362856 0606362851
OCLC Number: 902912775
Notes: Includes Epilogue to the paperback edition and a Scribner's readers group guide.
Description: xii, 254 pages, 13 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 --
Epilogue to the paperback : make your life a story worth telling.
Responsibility: Adam Braun, with Carlye Adler.

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The inspiring memoir of a man who traded a career to found Pencils of Promise, an organization that has built over 100 schools in the developing world  Read more...

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"[A] page-turning debut." * MTV Act * "Braun shares his story of how he started Pencils of Promise, what he learned from Wall Street that has helped him...how he's leveraged social networks to Read more...

 
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