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Leaving Microsoft to change the world

Author: John Wood; Gordon Gurley; Stanford Video.; Kantola Productions.
Publisher: [Stanford, CA] : Stanford Video ; Mill Valley, CA : [Distributed by] Kantola Productions, ©2007.
Series: Stanford executive briefings (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While an executive at Microsoft, John Wood made a life-changing decision to found Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that now provides educational access to 1.3 million children in developing nations through 400 schools and 5,000 Reading Rooms. In this engaging talk, John describes a vision for scalable solutions to world problems, including the need to focus on results and how to attract high-level of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Educational films
Filmed speeches
Nonfiction films
Named Person: John Wood; John Wood
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Wood; Gordon Gurley; Stanford Video.; Kantola Productions.
OCLC Number: 245547600
Notes: Title from title screen.
Credits: Production services provided by Stanford Video ; camera, Ron Locey, John Beucher.
Performer(s): John Wood, Founder and CEO, Room to Read; introduction by David Demarest.
Event notes: Taped live October 10, 2007 at Stanford University.
Description: 1 videodisc (49 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Series Title: Stanford executive briefings (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: John Wood ; director, Gordon Gurley.

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While an executive at Microsoft, John Wood made a life-changing decision to found Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that now provides educational access to 1.3 million children in developing nations through 400 schools and 5,000 Reading Rooms. In this engaging talk, John describes a vision for scalable solutions to world problems, including the need to focus on results and how to attract high-level of employees, volunteers, and investors. His work has been profiled by Bloomberg Television, CNBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other news publications.

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