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Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization that
has broken ground on more than 80 schools around the world and delivered over 3
million educational hours in its first four years. PoP was founded with just $25 in October
2008 using what Braun describes as a “for-purpose” approach to blending nonprofit
idealism with for-profit business principles.
Braun’s passion for international education was ignited when he traveled to over fifty
countries in his early twenties. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University,
previously worked at Bain & Company, and was recently named to Wired’s Smart List:
50 People Who Will Change the World.
This speech was given at TEDxColumbiaCollege in November of 2012, on the campus of Columbia University in the City of New York.