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.
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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.
This the 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. The author 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 the author backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world's most prestigious jobs at Bain & Company to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. This book chronicles the author'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. It is filled with compelling stories and shareable insights. All proceeds from this book support Pencils of Promise.
A career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways. Career management describes the active and purposeful management of a career by an individual Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future. In educational development, career development provides a person, often a student, focus for selecting a carrier or subject(s) to undertake in the future. Often educational institutions provide career counselors to assist students with their educational development. Table of Contents: Preface 7 1 Introduction 9 1.1 Your Career Is in Your Control 9 1.2 Your Interests and Passions 9 1.3 Identifying Our Strengths and Weaknesses 9 1.4 Enhancing Your Skills 9 1.5 Job-Search Skills 10 2 Determining Your Interests and Passions 11 2.1 Introduction 11 2.1 Exercise One 11 2.2 Exercise Two 13 Identifying Your Strengths and Weaknesses 18 3.1 Introduction 18 3.2 Identifying What a Job Requires 18 3.3 Identifying General Strengths and Weaknesses 19 3.4 Getting Feedback from Others 19 4 Communication Skills 21 4.1 The Importance of Communication 21 4.2 What Is Communication? 21 4.4 The Communication Process 22 4.5 Elements of Communication 26 4.5 Face to Face Communication 26 4.6 Listening Skills 29 5 Personal Confidence 32 5.1 Introduction 32 5.2 Self-Confidence 32 5.3 Self-Esteem 33 5.4 Self-Efficacy 34 6 Motivation 38 6.1 Introduction 38 6.2 Addressing Lack of Confidence 39 6.3 Addressing Lack of Focus 39 6.4 Addressing Lack of Direction 40 6.5 Building Self-Discipline 40 6.6 Goal Setting 41 7 Emotional Intelligence (EI) 45 7.1 Introduction 45 7.2 Mixed Model of EI 47 8 Job-Seeking Skills 49 8.1 Introduction 49 8.2 Your Resume 49 8.3 Networking 50 8.4 Interview Skills 51 9 References 53 Executive
Interrupting the ordered routine of the Mecosta County Amish settlement, an angelic visitor awakens Judith to a new faith. All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her. But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. Rushing to Samuel's aid, Judith spies a strange man helping him; a man she later believes was an angel. When she shares her conviction with her family and close friends, she is shocked to find that no one believes her, including Levi. In the days following the accident, the angel visits Judith with information that may guide her down the path of faith, should she choose to follow. As her community slowly distances themselves, only one person is willing to stand up for her?the bishop's son, Andrew Lapp. But can he convince the settlement to listen to her? With a show of faith that flies in the face of her conservative upbringing, can Judith hold strong to the promise that there are even greater things in store for those who believe in God's miracles?
Rich in implications for our present era of media change, The Promise of Cinema offers a compelling new vision of film theory. The volume conceives of “theory” not as a fixed body of canonical texts, but as a dynamic set of reflections on the very idea of cinema and the possibilities once associated with it. Unearthing more than 275 early-twentieth-century German texts, this ground-breaking documentation leads readers into a world that was striving to assimilate modernity’s most powerful new medium. We encounter lesser-known essays by Béla Balázs, Walter Benjamin, and Siegfried Kracauer alongside interventions from the realms of aesthetics, education, industry, politics, science, and technology. The book also features programmatic writings from the Weimar avant-garde and from directors such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. Nearly all documents appear in English for the first time; each is meticulously introduced and annotated. The most comprehensive collection of German writings on film published to date, The Promise of Cinema is an essential resource for students and scholars of film and media, critical theory, and European culture and history.
This book examines Husserl's treatment of time-consciousness and its significance for his conception of subjectivity.
Welcome to your abundant, limitless life. What if, right now, you had access to all the right tools and resources to create your universe of Abundance and attract success in all areas of life? With positive thinking, the right mindset, the right affirmations and the right actions, you can now uncover greater success and happiness in your life within days. The ACE Abundance presents 12 steps that will help you focus on the Abundance you have and can achieve and bring to reality everything you focus your thoughts on. Start creating your universe of Abundance. Move from a scarcity mentality to Abundance mentality. Move to a new domain that demonstrates limitless opportunities. Life is far too valuable to be shackled by the limitations imposed by others and our lesser selves. Enjoy The ACE Abundance. The 12 Chapters in this book will challenge you, encourage you, inspire you and help you to Absorb. Comprehend. Excel… ACE your way to abundant success.
Hussey's memior begins with a letter to his son, Gregory written a few weeks before his first deployment to Iraq as a officer in the U.S. Army. Hussey flew to Ft. Hood, Texas to be with his son, meet his commanding officers, attend the briefing sessions, and meet the other soldiers as they prepared for the long journey to the deadly Anbar Province of western Iraq. Hussey handed his letter to his son as he exited the barracks for the short bus ride to the flight line. "I wanted to share my life, my growing-up years, with my son because I feared I may never see him again." Hussey's letter details a story of a young boy growing up in relentless poverty and abuse. "There were stories from my childhood that I had never shared with him, and he never asked. Hussey left high school to find work and support his mother and younger brother. His brother suffered continuously from bleeding episodes resulting from his being born a hemophiliac. In 1965, after serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, Hussey was faced with the greatest series of challenges one could imagine. How he managed to navigate through that period has come to define him. This is a story of triumph over disaster...an unflinchingly honest memoir of a man with uncommon character who outwitted the odds to bring home his "ticket to ride."
The Christian s Inheritance Or a Collection of the Promises of Scripture By Samuel Clark The Helmet of Salvation By William Gurnall
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1856
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 368
- ISBN : BL:A0017585784
In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy past, he sets sail for Ireland, and quickly becomes involved in a struggle between soldiers of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and the brutal British troops. Amidst the lush and rugged Irish countryside, and the horrible violence unfolding across it, Ben must search for the truth of his identity, and the ties of his family's blood.
‘Lovely heartwarming story! I smiled a lot and laughed... Loved every minute of it!... If you are looking for a light read about friends and romance and with a cute overexcited dog look no further!’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is the first part in a brand new four-part serial from Bella Osborne. Ruby’s life is about to change for ever...
Genetic Studies of Genius The promise of youth follow up studies of a thousand gifted children by B S Burks D W Jensen L M Terman assisted by A M Leahy Helen Marshall M H Oden
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1930
- Genre : Child development
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UOM:39015001545030
The process of creativity is shrouded in mystery and lore, but that doesn't mean that the teaching of creative writing has to remain in the dark. Can It Really Be Taught? shines a bright light on creative writing pedagogy, with a special focus on that hallmark of fiction and poetry classes everywhere - the workshop - in order to discover what works, what doesn't, and what is purely apocryphal. Can It Really Be Taught? offers a critical look at the pedagogical lore of creative writing that has been, up until now, accepted unquestioningly. Fifteen experienced teachers and researchers analyze long-accepted elements and theories of teaching creative writing, such as: workshop practices the canon of creative-writing craft books the criteria for grading (including the myth of the easy A) ways to use the mythologized presence of the writer in film. In examining these pedagogical practices and the thinking behind them, as well as the reasons for their popularity, Can It Really Be Taught? offers a range of best practices grounded in relevant theory and based on research, experience, and success. Teachers solely responsible for creative writing, along with faculty and graduate students from all of English, will find great value in the thought-provoking essays within Can It Really Be Taught? Let creativity have its mystery, but take the mystery out of teaching creative writing. Read Can It Really Be Taught? and join a new conversation on creative writing's fundamental importance to English studies.