Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

Author: John Wood

Publisher: HarperBusiness

ISBN: 9780061121081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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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.

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

Author: John Wood

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061835528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8624


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.

Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach

Author: Kathleen R. Allen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 450


LAUNCHING NEW VENTURES, 7e provides tomorrow's entrepreneurs with the tools to launch a successful new business in a global marketplace. The text follows the logical development process: from initial idea, to developing and testing a business model, to designing a business and preparing for growth. The seventh edition represents the most current thoughts, ideas, and practices in the field of entrepreneurship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Storyshowing

Author: Sam Cawthorn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730345904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 5764


Take your audience on a journey to leave a more lasting impact Storyshowing is an instruction manual for making connections. Storytelling has been shown to be one of the most effective methods of persuasion, motivation and inspiration, yet the disconnect remains — you're still only telling. To truly influence people, you need to go deeper than that — you need to show them your story. By inviting your audience in, you connect on a much deeper, more emotional level; you bypass the brain and connect at the root of what it means to be human, leaving a profound impact on their entire outlook. This book shows you how to transcend telling and start showing your story, using an easy-to-follow framework you can start applying today. Unearth your own experiences, and bring your vulnerabilities out into the light; share your emotions and forge a path to true communication. Use images, body language and gestures as tools to build that indelible connection; then and only then will people truly engage and transform their thinking. No matter your message, the impact lies in the delivery. This insightful guide equips you with the tools and skills you need to start communicating like never before. Share more powerful stories using a simple 5-step method Build confidence, influence others and make a deeper connection Be more persuasive in presentations, pitches, calls and talks Transform the way people think by inviting them inside your story The difference between telling and showing is like the difference between a lecture and a play. It's the difference between giving information and taking the audience on a journey. The difference between a brochure and a test drive. Storyshowing helps you level up your communication to leave a lasting, more profound impact.

Young Turks

Author: Shereen Bhan,Syna Dehnugara

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 5707


EKA · SNAPDEAL · FLIPKART CAPILLARY · DRUVA · REDBUS JUST DIAL · BHARATMATRIMONY FUSIONCHARTS · INMOBI · IYOGI PUBMATIC · VIZURY Young Turks features thirteen of the most inspiring and brilliant tech entrepreneurs of our age. It includes interviews with first-generation entrepreneurs like Naveen Tewari of InMobi; Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal of Flipkart; Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal of Snapdeal; V.S.S. Mani of Just Dial; and Murugavel Janakiraman of BharatMatrimony. Based on the iconic TV show Young Turks, the book reveals how these individuals built multi-million dollar businesses and challenged the established tech giants of the world. It celebrates disruption, and gives you the inside story of how these successful businesses revolutionized in areas of innovation, scale, and sustainability of venture. With razor-sharp insights into these agile, forward-looking startups, this inspirational book is a must-have for every budding entrepreneur.

Scaling Global Change

Author: Erin Ganju,Cory Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111948393X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6384


Grow your start-up into a global influence with real-world impact Scaling Global Change provides social entrepreneurs with the strong organizational foundation they need to change the world. Through the story of Room to Read, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the last 18 years, this book features clear, real-world lessons for growing a non-profit or social enterprise, with special insight into girls’ education and literacy programming in lower-income countries. By outlining theories of program, operational, and system-level change, the discussion delves into the meat of the entrepreneurial spirit and applies it directly to everyday strategic decisions. The book begins with an overview of essential communication, vision, and execution fundamentals, and then dives into a discussion of metrics, monitoring, planning, leadership, and more. Clear guidance on internal operations, fundraising, team building, management, and other central topics provides a roadmap for new and experienced leaders, while further exploration of influence, strategy, and government funding relates the wisdom of experience from the perspective of a successful organization. Cross the chasm from start-up to mature organization with worldwide impact Gain insight into the theoretical and practical underpinnings of nonprofit success Adopt new perspectives on effectiveness, excellence, and influence Translate ideas into action in a way that will change the world Social entrepreneurship has taken off more than ever, and the market is crowded with optimistic leaders wanting to change the world. How do you differentiate your organization from the pack? How can you stand out, stand up, and make a real impact? These lessons are gained through experience and building a strong organizational culture; Room to Read has treaded this path and found itself at the heights of success. With Scaling Global Change, you reap the benefit of experiential lessons while applying them to the success of your own organization. **All Royalties from the sale of Scaling Global Change will be donated directly to Room To Read**

Timeless Leadership

Author: SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd,

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9391138381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 5352


With an aim to inspire young leaders, Timeless Leadership forms an effective bridge between classical wisdom and modern-day leadership skills.

Spiritual Capital

Author: Samuel D. Rima

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000152707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 5720


Presenting a thorough, comprehensive theory of spiritual capital based on solid academic research, 'Spiritual Capital' serves to reinforce and amplify the notion of a moral economic core that is beginning to feature in contemporary economic arguments. In this rare major work wholly dedicated to the subject of spiritual capital, Sam Rima explains the desperate need for revolutionary and transformational thinking in the area of economic policy and practice and makes the case for a new moral foundation to business and economics that directly addresses today's financial and business crisis. Writing in an accessible style, and drawing on examples from several continents, Rima explains spiritual capital theory in terms of the resources needed for its creation, how it is formed, how it can be invested and what the return on investment can be. The book provides practical tools for measuring a personal or organizational store of spiritual capital, along with clear guidelines on how to engage in spiritual capital formation. These will benefit business leaders interested in developing viable and sustainable enterprises capable of avoiding the disconnection between economic policy and social reality. There are also recommendations here for policy makers regarding the macro application of spiritual capital theory. This important contribution to Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series will appeal to business leaders and policy makers, academicians and students in the fields of sociology, theology, and economics, and anyone interested in social and economic justice issues, social innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

The Leader's Mindset

Author: Terence Mauri

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630478792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 159

View: 5186


It’s time to rip up the rulebook on leadership. The future belongs to a mindset that is wired differently. In "The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption," Terence Mauri takes you on a deep dive into the hearts and minds of visionaries, risk takers, and pioneers who pursue moonshots, the revolutionary ideas that rewrite how business is done. The advantages are huge for anyone who can tap the genius of the leader’s mindset: purpose, energy, and the courage to think big. Wherever you are, this clever guide is the missing link for a new way of thinking.