By John Wood
The inspirational tale of a former Microsoft executive’s quest to construct libraries worldwide and percentage the affection of books
What’s occurred on the grounds that John wooden left Microsoft to alter the realm?
Just ask six million young children within the poorest areas of Asia and Africa. In 1999, on the age of thirty-five, wooden surrender a profitable profession to came across the nonprofit Room to Read. defined by means of the San Francisco Chronicle as “the Andrew Carnegie of the constructing world,” he strived to carry the teachings of the company international to the nonprofit sector—and succeeded spectacularly.
In his acclaimed first booklet, Leaving Microsoft to alter the World, wooden defined his imaginative and prescient and the tale of his start-up. Now, he tackles the organization’s subsequent steps and its most modern challenges—from handling enlargement to elevating cash in a collapsing economic system to publishing books for kids who actually don't have any books of their local language. At its center, Creating Room to Read stocks relocating tales of the folks Room to Read works to aid: impoverished young children whose colleges and villages were swept away by means of warfare or usual catastrophe and women whose educations could rather be ignored.
humans on the maximum degrees of finance, executive, and philanthropy will embody the chance to profit Wood’s inspiring company version and blueprint for doing strong. And normal readers will love Creating Room to Read for its spellbinding tale of 1 man’s venture to place books inside each child’s succeed in.