Leaving Microsoft To Change The World: An Entrepre Neur's Odyssey To Educate The World's Children
by Wood, John
About This Book
In 1998, John Wood visited a remote school in Nepal and saw its library that contained no books. The school headmaster suggested, "Perhaps, Sir, you will one day come back with books." A rising executive at Microsoft at the time, John was inspired by that encounter to develop a project to set up schools and libraries in the developing world.
Fuelled by the same drive that made him a top executive, he used Microsoft business practices to create Room to Read, a stunningly effective non-profit organisation that has created a network of more than 2,000 schools and libraries throughout Asia and Africa in six short years.
This book is a chronicle of John Wood's life, from the early years at Microsoft to his decision to leave the corporate world and the methods he used to manage Room to Read. His story is an instructive primer for creating success on your own terms and an inspiration for changing the world.
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