Leaving Microsoft to Change the World is the inspirational story of John Wood, a Microsoft executive who took a trek through Nepal that changed his life. This book is part autobiography, part business lesson, and all heart.
You see, while on vacation, John met children hungry for education, who had few resources and little opportunity for more. An email to friends and family, requesting books, yielded a harvest he’d never expected (more than 3,000 books). Since its inception in 2000, Room to Read, the non-profit organization he founded, has established more than 5,100 libraries in the developing world … and then there are the schools they’ve built and the scholarships they’ve granted!
When I first picked this book up on Sunday, I expected an interesting story. I didn’t expect to completely phase out everything else until 2 am. Read this book!