Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s…

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s…

by John Wood

HarperCollins | September 4, 2007 | Trade Paperback

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 in

Published: September 4, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061121088

ISBN - 13: 9780061121081

Found in: Nonprofit Organizations and Charities

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational This is one of the best books I have read in a long time! John Wood has done an amazing job at "sticking to it" when the world told him otherwise. This is a MUST read for anyone! It is a page turner and should be an inspiration to those wanting to do more with their life than just work 9-5.
Date published: 2008-07-26

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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: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s…

by John Wood

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 in

Published: September 4, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061121088

ISBN - 13: 9780061121081

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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.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

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