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Advance Praise for
“For anyone with a big dream to transform the world, this book will show you how
to get it done.”
Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group
“A compelling and singular story filled with universal truths everyone needs to
US Senator Cory Booker
“A remarkably inspiring story that shares the essential lessons to creating a life of
meaning, passion, and purpose.”
Deepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra Foundation
“Braun’s lessons are memorable, accessible, and powerful. This is a must-read, and
a must-reread, and a must-keep-in-view-on-bookshelf kind of book.”
Jessica Jackley, cofounder of Kiva
“A vivid, heartfelt account of the power of education and the ability of one person
to impact the world.”
Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America and cofounder and CEO of Teach
For All
“A perfect step-by-step guide to building the life you’ve always wanted on your
own terms. Pay attention to the details and apply them to your passions. Go now!
Start reading and don’t put the book down until you’re finished.”
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia and bestselling author of Jab, Jab, Jab,
Right Hook and Crush It!
“Braun takes you on a mesmerizing round-the-world adventure, while sharing the
concrete steps necessary to turn your own ideas into reality. He has his finger on
the pulse of what’s next and when he speaks you should be listening.”
Keith Ferrazzi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back
and Never Eat Alone
“Adam represents exactly the shift our world needsone where the brightest
minds of our generation focus on addressing the most important problems of our
time. The more people read his story, the more this shift will accelerate.”
Ben Rattray, founder and CEO of
“Adam nails a truth we live by. The biggest difference between the person who
lives their dream and the person who continues to dream is their decision to take
the first stepeven if the second step is unknown. Honest and entertaining. A
great read.”
Ben Nemtin, #1 New York Times bestselling author and cocreator of The Buried
“Adam’s story is iconic and riveting. The Promise of a Pencil will inspire the next
generation of social entrepreneurs and persuade readers to lead lives of purpose.”
Charles Best, founder and CEO of