If you’ve ever dreamed of changing the world and helping those less fortunate, grab the book “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World” by John Wood. This is an absolutely breathtaking story of a man who once had a high level career at Microsoft. He had what many would consider a dream job. A high paying career complete with travel and mingling with top level executives. Living the ex-pat life in high rise condos for free. John Wood had this life and decided to leave it after a short vacation to Nepal changed his mindset.
It was in Nepal that John’s life would suddenly change. He witnessed the immense lack of education in this very poor country. Children so eager to learn had no options. He visited a school that had a library with just a couple books. So few that those books were locked up so as not to be destroyed. This troubled him. Knowing that these children had no access to education, simply because they were born in a different part of the world, He knew had to do something. [Read more…] about Leaving Microsoft to Change the World