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Leaving Microsoft to change the world : an entrepreneur's odyssey to educate the world's children

Author: John Wood
Publisher: New York : Collins, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A former Microsoft executive describes his profound change of perspective after a visit to Nepal and his creation of the non-profit program Room to Read, a network of schools and libraries throughout rural communities in Asia and Africa.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: John Wood; John Wood
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Wood
ISBN: 006112107X 9780061121074 006117906X 9780061179068
OCLC Number: 63705891
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Discovering Nepal; leaving Microsoft --
"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books" --
An idea burns by candlelight --
You need to get home soon! --
Woody and John's excellent adventure --
Debating a radical change --
Lonely in a city of 12 million strangers --
Gates in China --
Walking away --
Starting over --
The start-up years: an object in motion remains in motion --
Making the ask --
Expansion beyond Nepal --
A postcard from Nepal --
What every entrepreneur needs: a strong second-in-command --
September 11 --
Building "the Microsoft of nonprofits" --
Building the network --
Your life is a mess --
Hitting our stride --
Putting girls in their place-school! --
"Count me in, Don" --
The students of Cambodia --
The network goes into overdrive --
Democracy in action in India --
The Tsunami --
The millionth book --
The next chapter of my adult life.
Responsibility: John Wood.
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A former Microsoft executive describes his profound change of perspective after a visit to Nepal and his creation of the non-profit program Room to Read, a network of schools and libraries throughout rural communities in Asia and Africa.

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Inspiring social sector story demonstrating the power of libraries to build communities

by stauffej (WorldCat user published 2006-08-31) Excellent Permalink
I would highly recommend this book as John Wood tells the tail of jumping from the 500 lb. corporate giant into a start-up world where his passion drives him to create a social venture centered around the power of libraries and education in the developing world. Those of us that are fortunate enough...
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