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Adam Braun
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Tenacity

Adam Braun learned his toughness from his father and gained his tenacity from the stories of his grandparents who had survived the Holocaust and fled to America. Adam relied on these characteristics when he struggled to hold down a well-paying job on Wall Street that promised him a bright future while pursuing his dream of helping poor children in developing countries who had little hope for the future.

Adam could not initially turn his back on his job at Bain Capital on Wall Street. He was paid well and needed the funds to help establish a fledgling nonprofit that he was developing to one day build schools in remote areas of the world where children were virtually without schools and would remain uneducated without outside intervention. He was aware that he wasn’t making the best impression on his Bain managers when he took an externship to travel...

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