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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children

By John Wood
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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John Wood

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World (2006) is the story of John Wood, a former top-level Microsoft employee who left his career to found Room to Read, a non-profit charity organization. Room to Read aims to help stamp out global illiteracy by focusing on children's education and gender-equality.

  • People interested in global education
  • Those who want to learn about nonprofit organizations
  • Philanthropists and charity workers

John Wood is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, best-selling author and the founder of Room to Read and Room to Grow, nonprofits devoted to ending childhood illiteracy.

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