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,Chris Rice

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9781408231715

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 56

View: 4133


Chris Rice retells this exciting story of life-changing experience in engaging prose composed especially for pre-intermediate literacy learners. While John Wood was working for Microsoft, he went on vacation to Nepal. There, in a small mountain village, he visited a school library which had very few books. The shock of this experience changed his life. Now his charity, Room to Read, has built more than 10,000 libraries and schools to give children in poor countries a better future.

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

Author: John Wood

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061835528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6234


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: Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007237036

Category: Books and reading

Page: 278

View: 6383


John Wood was a senior Microsoft director but in 1999 he decided to throw in the corporate towel and do something entirely different. He founded a charity called 'Room To Read' which has since built 197 schools, established 2930 libraries and donated 1.2 million books to children all over Asia. This is his remarkable story."

50 Digital Revolutionaries of the World

Author: Kalyani Mookherji

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3954


It’s about all the greatest Digital revolutionaries – who have created a history in ecommerce and digital world. To name a few of the start-ups/companies – Groupon, Rakuten, Tesco, Alibaba, Walmart, Amazon and so on.

Young Turks

Author: Shereen Bhan,Syna Dehnugara

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 428


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.

Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach

Author: Kathleen R. Allen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 7041


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.

Timeless Leadership

Author: SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd,

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9391138381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 3527


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