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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World By John C. Wood

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
by John C. Wood

John Wood was a senior Microsoft director but in 1999, he decided to throw in the corporate towel and do something entirely different. He founded a charity called Room To Read. This title chronicles his life and work, from the start-up years at Microsoft to his life-changing decision to leave.
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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World Summary


Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John C. Wood

John Wood was a senior Microsoft director but in 1999, he decided to throw in the corporate towel and do something entirely different. He founded a charity called Room To Read which has since built 197 schools, established 2930 libraries and donated 1.2 million books to children all over Asia. This is his truly remarkable story. In 1998 John Wood was a rising executive at Microsoft when a trip to Nepal inspired him to change the world, one book and one child at a time. Fueled by the same drive that made him so successful at Microsoft, Wood used the business practices he had learned in the non-profit world to create Room to Read, a stunningly effective organization helping a million children in Asia. In this book, Wood chronicles his life and work, from the start-up 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.' Wood's story is an uncommon and instructive primer on creating success on your own terms, and an inspiration for changing the world.

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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World Reviews


'John's story is a spellbinding tale of transformation ... one-third business saga, one-third world travelogue, and one-third human drama - a 100% great book...' Marc Andreessen, Cofounder, Netscape Communications

About John C. Wood


John spent most of his career running significant parts of Microsoft's international business. At age 35, he chose to leave Microsoft at the height of his career to focus on bringing educational opportunities to poor communities. His passion is to combine the lessons he learned in the business world with the compassion and service ethic found in the non-profit arena. John is an avid world traveler, and has always sought ways to give back to poor communities throughout the world. John holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado, awarded magna cum laude, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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GOR001242566
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John C. Wood
John C. Wood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2006-11-06
272
0007248520
9780007248520
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