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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
5.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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Inspiring!

This book is a great! It has inspired me to look for a passion that can also help shape our world into a better place. The trials and successes that the author goes through helps to place things into perspective and shows that anything can be achieved through passion, perseverance and action. Great book!