[NEW ARRIVALS] The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

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[NEW ARRIVALS] The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change


AUTHOR: Adam Braun

PUBLISHER: Scribner

PRICE: $25

GENRE: Business and Money

The story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just 16 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 one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25.

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