Apr 242016

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.“

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Mai 192010

Five years ago, Roz Savage quit her high-powered London job to become an ocean rower. She’s crossed the Atlantic solo, and just started the third leg of a Pacific solo row, the first for a woman. Why does she do it? Hear her reasons, both deeply personal and urgently activist. (TEDTalks)

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Mrz 282010

„Pastor, philanthropist and author Rick Warren reflects on how the success of his book The Purpose-Driven Life triggered his own crisis of purpose. What should he do with this unanticipated wealth and attention? Warren uses his own story to explain the central tenet of his teaching: that the antidote to spiritual emptiness is recognizing what we have been given — wealth, creativity, talent — and using those gifts to make the world a better place.“ (TEDTalks)

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Mrz 232010

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It’s wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does – and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation:

Autonomy – the desire to direct our own lives

Mastery – the urge to get better and better at something that matters

Purpose – the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves

Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas – the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live. (Canongate Books)

Daniel H. Pink: Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Mrz 202010

„Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.“ (TEDTalks)

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