Jefferson Exchange | May 5, 2014 | 9:00
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Mon May 5, 2014

The Promise Of A Pencil

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Adam Braun talks about making sacrifices so other people can learn, and live well.

Just a few years ago, Adam Braun looked down the road to a rich life, in the monetary sense. 

He'd been working at hedge funds since he was 16, and a Wall Street career seemed pre-ordained. 

Then Adam traveled through India, and met a boy who wanted a pencil.  Just a pencil. 

Now Adam Braun is the head of the non-profit Pencils for Promise and the author of a book about its school-building activities, The Promise of a Pencil.

 

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