Bookworm: 5 stars
The Promise of a Pencil
Spending a semester at sea, Justin Beiber as a part of your growing up team and meeting the blue eyed girl – are just some of the amazing moments in this lovely book. True to its title, the promise is well kept.
A simple request of a Pencil from a young Indian girl, changed the track, career and thinking of Adam Braun.
I had read a similar book titled, ‘Leaving Microsoft to change the world’ by John Wood. This is just equally inspiration story of an education dream, one pencil at a time.
The book is divided into thirty mantras and Adam tell his learnings in step-by-step through these mantras. The fact that the author has the courage to share his vulnerabilities, his mis-steps in the most candid fashion- makes you connect with his journey. Rarely have I accidentally come across a book with offers so much insight that makes this book so special. Anyone who has a big dream in life – this book shows you how it is done says Richard Branson and the first Mantra itself strikes a chord with you – “Why be Normal”. [Vamsi Sridhar – Magical]