Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children

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In 1998, John Wood was a rising executive at Microsoft when he decided to take a vacation that ultimately changed his life. A trip to Nepal inspired him to set up schools and libraries in the developing world. Fueled by the same drive that made him a top executive, Wood married Microsoft business practices and the world of nonprofits to create Room to Read, a stunningly effective nonprofit organization that has created a network of more than 2,000 schools and libraries throughout Asia and Africa in only six years. In Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, Wood chronicles his life and work, from the startup years at Microsoft to his life-changing decision to leave, and includes the methods he uses to manage Room to Read with "the efficiency of General Electric and the compassion of Mother Teresa." His story is an uncommon and instructive primer for creating success on our own terms and an inspiration for changing the world.
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ISBN: 9780061121081

Published Date: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 278

Size: 8.97" l x 5.79" w x 0.90" h