An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Childrenby John Wood
John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's worknot at business school or leading Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990sbut on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. Instead of being the antidote to the rat race, that trip convinced John Wood to divert the boundless energy he was devoting to Microsoft into a cause that desperately needed to be addressed. While visiting a remote Nepalese school, Wood learned that the students had few books in their library. When he offered to run a book drive to provide the school with books, his idea was met with polite skepticism. After all, no matter how well-intentioned, why would a successful software executive take valuable time out of his life and gather books for an impoverished school?
But John Wood did return to that school and with thousands of books bundled on the back of a yak. And at that moment, Wood made the decision to walk away from Microsoft and create Room to Readan organization that has donated more than 1.2 million books, established more than 2,600 libraries and 200 schools, and sent 1,700 girls to school on scholarshipultimately touching the lives of 875,000 children with the lifelong gift of education.
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"Starred review. Marked by sincerity and savvy, this is the kind of book that business colleagues will discuss with their acquaintances, spouses and friends." - PW.
"This enlightening book can be effectively integrated into graduate business, public administration, and human resource studies and will be equally enjoyed by general public library audiences." - Library Journal.
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This appears to be being marketed primarily as a business title rather than a memoir. For another book with a similar theme try Three Cups of Tea.
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