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.My first paid job at age twelve was manual labor, cleaning peoplea#39;s yards and moving their furniture for $6 per hour. But I soon realized that with the rise of eBay , I could burn and sell rare CDs of live concerts for $40 each. ... My path toward a lucrative job in finance was progressing well; I was a student-athlete on my way toward the life Ia#39;d always dreamed of, filled with cars, boats, and a luxurious house.
|Title||:||The Promise of a Pencil|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2015-02-03|