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The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change / Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler.

Authors: Braun, Adam, author.
Call number: 370.91724 BRA
Publication: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Publication date: 2014.
Subject: Schools -- Developing countries.
Education -- Developing countries.
Nonprofit organizations.
Social action.
Social service.
Community leadership.
Braun, Adam.
Pencils of Promise (Organization)
Title: The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change / Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical description: xii, 254 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents note: 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- Make your life a story worth telling.
Summary note: Braun was on the way to a successful Wall Street career; 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." He explains how he turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world-- and shows the steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. 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.
Added author: Adler, Carlye, author.
ISBN: 9781476730622 (hbk.)
LCCN: 2014000425
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