The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun,Carlye Adler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1476730628
ISBN 13: 9781476730622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1476730644
ISBN 13: 9781476730646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

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. Adam Braun 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 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 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’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. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling. *All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1476730636
ISBN 13: 9781476730639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun Summary

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun  Summary
Author: QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun Summary Book Review:

Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Founded on just $25, international charity Pencils of Promise has built more than 200 schools in developing countries around the world. This book tells the story of the charity’s growth and the mission of its founder, Adam Braun The Promise of a Pencil illustrates the simple key theories that characterize Adam Braun’s inspiring mission. In addition to telling the story of Braun’s charity, the principles outlined in this book will guide readers to find their passion, maximize their potential, and live a life full of joy and meaning through serving others.

Passion to Purpose

Passion to Purpose
Author: Amy McLaren
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 1401958958
ISBN 13: 9781401958954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passion to Purpose Book Review:

A cross between The Promise of a Pencil and She Means Business, this book from the co-founder of a charity dedicated to bringing education to students in rural Kenya demonstrates how finding your purpose can change the world and change your life. THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOUR BIG DREAM! Imagine if everyone took a few minutes each day to make the world a better place using their unique talents fueled by their deepest passions. What an amazing world we would live in! This book is your guide to discovering your passion, living your purpose, and making a positive impact on the world. Amy McLaren's passion for world travel and education kickstarted her journey from unfulfilled schoolteacher to the purpose-driven founder of Village Impact, a charity that provides education for nearly 5,000 kids in Kenya in partnership with local communities. But this book isn't about doing exactly what Amy did or following a template to start a business or non-profit--it's about making your big dream into a reality. Learn how to: • Feed your brain with possibility to discover your passion. • Surround yourself with positivity and support. • Tap into the strengths and connections you already have. • Get out of your comfort zone and eliminate self-doubt for good. • Trust in yourself and have faith that things will work out. • Leave a legacy of good.

Peek Inside a Pencil

Peek Inside a Pencil
Author: Lori Mortensen
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2018-11-16
ISBN 10: 1643693743
ISBN 13: 9781643693743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peek Inside a Pencil Book Review:

Kids use pencils everyday. Read to find out how a pencil is made. Paired to the fiction title Where is My Eraser?.

Learn Better

Learn Better
Author: Ulrich Boser
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0593135318
ISBN 13: 9780593135310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn Better Book Review:

For centuries, experts have argued that learning was about memorizing information: You're supposed to study facts, dates, and details; burn them into your memory; and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But this approach to learning isn't nearly enough for the world that we live in today, and in Learn Better journalist and education researcher Ulrich Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn. In this brilliantly researched book, Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. He covers six key steps to help you "learn how to learn," all illuminated with fascinating stories like how Jackson Pollock developed his unique painting style and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. Boser's witty, engaging writing makes this book feel like a guilty pleasure, not homework. Learn Better will revolutionize the way students and society alike approach learning and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability--learning is a skill everyone can master. With Boser as your guide, you will be able to fully capitalize on your brain's remarkable ability to gain new skills and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters
Author: Blake Mycoskie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0812981448
ISBN 13: 9780812981445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Something That Matters Book Review:

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal Why this book is for you: • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job. • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time. • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away. • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community. You’re ready to start something that matters. With every book you purchase, a new book will be provided to a child in need. One for One.™

Thirst

Thirst
Author: Scott Harrison
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1524762857
ISBN 13: 9781524762858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirst Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water. At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models—repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "What would the exact opposite of my life look like?" Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, his organization has raised over $400 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 10 million people around the globe. In Thirst, Harrison recounts the twists and turns that built charity: water into one of the most trusted and admired nonprofits in the world. Renowned for its 100% donation model, bold storytelling, imaginative branding, and radical commitment to transparency, charity: water has disrupted how social entrepreneurs work while inspiring millions of people to join its mission of bringing clean water to everyone on the planet within our lifetime. In the tradition of such bestselling books as Shoe Dog and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life—and a gritty tale that proves it’s never too late to make a change. 100% of the author’s net proceeds from Thirst will go to fund charity: water projects around the world.

Global Child Welfare and Well being

Global Child Welfare and Well being
Author: Susan C. Mapp
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0195339711
ISBN 13: 9780195339710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Child Welfare and Well being Book Review:

Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a framework, issues such as child trafficking, child soldiers and child maltreatment are examined in nations around the world, as well as efforts to solve these problems.

The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness
Author: Marina Keegan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1476753628
ISBN 13: 9781476753621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opposite of Loneliness Book Review:

The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on NewYorker.com. Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

Walk in Their Shoes

Walk in Their Shoes
Author: Jim Ziolkowski,James S. Hirsch
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1451683553
ISBN 13: 9781451683554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk in Their Shoes Book Review:

Traces the inspirational story behind the creator of the service-oriented program dedicated to transforming inner-city communities by providing educational opportunities for at-risk children, chronicling the author's own transformation from a thrill-seeking corporate financer to a dedicated advocate.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Howard Schultz
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-01-28
ISBN 10: 0525509453
ISBN 13: 9780525509455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ground Up Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play? These questions are at the heart of the American journey. They are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with personally since growing up in the Brooklyn housing projects and while building Starbucks from eleven stores into one of the world’s most iconic brands. In From the Ground Up, Schultz looks for answers in two interwoven narratives. One story shows how his conflicted boyhood—including experiences he has never before revealed—motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity. A parallel story offers a behind-the-scenes look at Schultz’s unconventional efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. From health insurance and free college tuition for part-time baristas to controversial initiatives about race and refugees, Schultz and his team tackled societal issues with the same creativity and rigor they applied to changing how the world consumes coffee. Throughout the book, Schultz introduces a cross-section of Americans transforming common struggles into shared successes. In these pages, lost youth find first jobs, aspiring college students overcome the yoke of debt, post-9/11 warriors replace lost limbs with indomitable spirit, former coal miners and opioid addicts pave fresh paths, entrepreneurs jump-start dreams, and better angels emerge from all corners of the country. From the Ground Up is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. At its heart, it’s an optimistic, inspiring account of what happens when we stand up, speak out, and come together for purposes bigger than ourselves. Here is a new vision of what can be when we try our best to lead lives through the lens of humanity. “Howard Schultz’s story is a clear reminder that success is not achieved through individual determination alone, but through partnership and community. Howard’s commitment to both have helped him build one of the world’s most recognized brands. It will be exciting to see what he accomplishes next.”—Bill Gates

Color the Promises of God

Color the Promises of God
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-03
ISBN 10: 0736968350
ISBN 13: 9780736968355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Color the Promises of God Book Review:

Immerse yourself in the Bible's promises with these beautifully crafted, hand-drawn verses by Lori Siebert--all ready for your own creative touch. As you spend a few restful moments coloring and contemplating these well-loved passages of Scripture, each page will become a personal reminder that God's Word is for you.

Pencil

Pencil
Author: Ann Ingalls
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 1772780472
ISBN 13: 9781772780475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pencil Book Review:

Pencil and his boy Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can’t compete with Tablet’s videos, games, and movies. How will Pencil ever reclaim Jackson’s attention? With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends (and a drooling, pencil-chomping dog), Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship. A former educator whose first book was shortlisted for a Crystal Kite award, author Ann Ingalls uses kid-friendly puns and an upbeat tone in this story that celebrates friendship, collaboration, and unplugged fun. Buoyed by award-winning artist Dean Griffith’s always-exuberant illustrations, Pencil: A Story with a Point is a gentle reminder that technology is no match for imagination.

A Forever Family

A Forever Family
Author: Rob Scheer
Publsiher: Gallery/Jeter Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1501196642
ISBN 13: 9781501196645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Forever Family Book Review:

In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children. Rob Scheer never thought that he would be living the life he is now. He’s happily married to his partner and love of his life, he’s the father of four beautiful children, and he’s the founder of an organization that makes life better for thousands of children in the foster care system. But life wasn’t always like this. Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning eighteen—with a year left of high school to go—he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams. “A heartwarming, hopeful memoir brimming with humanitarianism and compassion” (Kirkus Reviews), Rob’s story provides a glimpse into what it’s like to grow up in the foster care system, and sheds necessary light on the children who are often treated without dignity. Both a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.

The Pencil

The Pencil
Author: Susan Avingaq,Maren Vsetula
Publsiher: Inhabit Media
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781772272161
ISBN 13: 1772272167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pencil Book Review:

Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps it safe in her box for special things. One afternoon, their mother leaves the iglu to help a neighbour, and Susan, Rebecca, and their brother Peter are left with their father. They play all their regular games but are soon out of things to do--until their father brings out the pencil! As Susan draws and draws, the pencil grows shorter and shorter. What will their mother think when she comes home? Based on author Susan Avingaq's childhood memories of growing up in an iglu, this charming story introduces young readers to the idea of using things wisely.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Nicola Davies
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1536221716
ISBN 13: 9781536221718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

“This tale is a sturdy one that is made even more emphatic by Davies’s terse writing style. The text is heightened in every way by Carlin’s outstanding mixed-media artwork.” — Booklist (starred review) On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good.

The Pencil of Nature

The Pencil of Nature
Author: William Henry Fox Talbot
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 1465547878
ISBN 13: 9781465547873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promise Bride

The Promise Bride
Author: Becca Whitham,Gina Welborn
Publsiher: Zebra Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-08-30
ISBN 10: 1420143980
ISBN 13: 9781420143980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Bride Book Review:

"This heart-tugging story gives the reader a bit of everything—mystery, faith, and romance with a charming frontier sheriff!" —Scarlett Dunn, author of Last Promise In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory. Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her plans with the news that her husband is dead—and deeply in debt. County sheriff Mac McCall can't afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend's suspicious death. Mac's gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia's resolve to take ownership of her late husband's ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac's help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart?nd learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . . "You don't want to miss this jewel!" —Amy Lillard, author of Katie's Choice "A dauntless, winning heroine, a complex hero, an engaging supporting cast . . . Sweet and appealing, this historical inspirational romance hits a nice tone as it touches on a variety of themes." —Kirkus Reviews "This mail-order bride novel as it all—likeable characters, intriguing suspense, a dash of wry humor, and a swoon-worthy romance!" —RT Book Reviews (4 Stars)