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Adam Braun

世界に200もの学校を建てた起業家。ペンシルズ・オブ・プロミス創設

1983年生まれ

ペンシルズ・オブ・プロミス 創設者兼CEO

16歳からヘッジファンドで働きはじめる。ブラウン大学で経済学を学び、名門ベイン&カンパニーでコンサルタントを務めた後、世界の貧困地帯に学校を建設するペンシルズ・オブ・プロミス(POP)を設立。

「非営利non-profit」ではなく「目的指向for-purpose」をかかげて従来のNPO/チャリティの世界に一大ムーヴメントを起こし、フォーブス誌「30歳以下の世界を変える30人」、WIRED誌「世界を変える50人」に選出されるなど、いま世界で最も注目される社会起業家の1人。
世界経済フォーラム初代グローバルシェイパーズ10人の1人でもある。

Adam Braun (born October 31, 1983, New York City) is an American businessman, author, and philanthropist. He is the Founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases access to education for children in the developing world.[1]

He is also the creator of the “for-purpose” and “profitable purpose” approaches to effective philanthropy.[2] He also wrote a book entitled The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change published in March 2014.[3]

所属企業名

ペンシルズ・オブ・プロミス
Pencils of Promise

ひとつの会話から生まれた”約束”の会社

Pencils of Promise, also known as PoP for short, is a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world. Pencils of Promise was founded by Adam Braun in October 2008. It is a 501(c)(3) organization with education programs in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana. As of January 2015, the charity has served over 31,000 students, built 266 schools and has provided 24.3 million education hours.[1]

アダム・ブラウンの記事アダム・ブラウンの説明

Career[edit]Braun was born in New York City to a Conservative Jewish family and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut with his siblings Scott (better known as music promoter Scooter Braun), Liza, Sam, and Cornelio.

Adam's father Ervin Braun, a dentist, founded an AAU basketball team called the Connecticut Flame in 1995 and still remains the coach of the team.[4][5] Adam attended Brown University, where he played varsity basketball for the Brown Bears and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Sociology, and Public & Private Sector Organizations.[6]

Braun studied abroad through the Semester at Sea program and traveled to over fifty countries after graduation, sparking his interest in international development. While visiting India, a young boy begging on the streets told Adam that he wanted a pencil, so Adam gave the boy his, which served as the inspiration for Braun starting his own organization, Pencils of Promise.[7] Prior to starting his own non-profit, Braun worked at Bain & Company from 2007-2010.[2]

Braun coined “for-purpose” in reference to a more effective approach to “non-profit” organizational outlook and strategy.[5] “Profitable purpose” refers to the intersection of non-profit and for-profit, in which each person maximizes value for themselves and others.[8] Both terms were unveiled at the Google Zeitgeist 2011, and have since seen widespread adoption in publications including Huffington Post, Fast Company and Mashable.[2]

The Promise of a Pencil[edit]The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change was released by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, on March 18, 2014. The book became an Amazon #1 Bestseller [9] while selling out on at Amazon within 5 days of release,[10] and debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list.[11] It was listed as one of the “5 Books Every 20-Something Needs to Read” [12] and in July 2014 was recognized as the #1 bestselling book in the country for “What Corporate America is Reading." [13] The narrative-driven memoir is broken into thirty short chapters, each titled with a mantra, which collectively provide the guiding steps to a life of success and significance.

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出典 Huffington Post

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出典 現代ビジネス

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The Five Phrases That Can Change Your Life: Adam Braun at TEDxColumbiaCollege

出典 Youtube

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What the U.S. education system can learn from the developing world: Adam Braun at TEDxUNLV

出典 Youtube

2014.03.12

Adam Braun: How He Started Pencils of Promise

出典 Youtube