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Room to Read: John Wood
John Wood left a lucrative career at Microsoft to found Room to Read, a global charity that has helped more than six million children in developing countries to become literate in their native language – and was one of the fastest-growing non-profits in history.
In Creating Room to Read, he tells his story: how he raises money, how he decides where to establish libraries (more than 13,000 have opened in Asia and Africa), and how he copes with the inevitable challenges along the way.
How do you turn an idealistic dream into practical reality? John tells how, and talks about how he achieved his vision … and his goal for reaching 10 million children by 2015.