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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood
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John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He made the difficult decision to walk away from his lucrative career to create Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education across the developing world. By the end of 2007, the organization will have established over 5,000 libraries and 400 schools, and awarded long-term scholarships to more than 3,000 girls, giving more than one million children the lifelong gift of education.

If you have ever pondered abandoning your desk job for an adventure and an opportunity to give back, Wood's story will inspire you. He offers a vivid, emotional, and absorbing tale of how to take the lessons learned at a hard-charging company like Microsoft and apply them to the world's most pressing social problems.

HarperCollins; October 2009
304 pages; ISBN 9780061835520
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Title: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
Author: John Wood
 
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John Wood: 'I had to get out of Microsoft and make education for the world's poorest children my job' - Financial Post
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:26:42 -0800
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Atlassian And Room To Read Have Raised $3M To Help Educate Children In Developing Countries - TechCrunch
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:00:25 -0800
TechCrunchAtlassian And Room To Read Have Raised $3M To Help Educate Children In Developing CountriesTechCrunchSince 2000, Room ...
Local residents raise $30000 for Room to Read - The Tribune
Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:18 -0700
The TribuneLocal residents raise $30000 for Room to ReadThe TribuneBy building schools and libraries across the developing ...
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