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
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The riveting 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
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
370.91724
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC2605
LC item number
.B723 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change, Adam Braun ; with Carlye Adler
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • fro
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 -- Epilogue- Make your life a story worth telling
Control code
ocn869367476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781476730622
Lccn
2014000425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29897531
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869367476
  • md29897531

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