When An Ordinary Pencil Makes You Reevaluate Life

Adam Braun opened his first E*TRADE account at 13, worked with hedge funds at 16, and seemed destined to become a Wall Street player like many of his wealthy neighbors–but it wasn’t just his desire to get rich that governed all his decisions.

After abandoning a promising career as a management consultant, 30-year-old Adam Braun has taken on the massive challenge of providing infrastructure and resources for educating over 57 million children in the developing world with his organization, Pencils of Promise (PoP).