John Wood: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

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How can one holiday change a person so profoundly that they turn their back on a high-flying corporate career to start a new one improving literacy among impoverished children?

John Wood did just that, and on Sunday he was a guest of the Wheeler Centre, explaining his amazing journey to a book-out room. After a holiday in rural China, he abandoned his career as a senior Microsoft executive to focus his energy on something more satisfying.

In this presentation, the author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World tells the story of Room to Read - the innovative global non-profit he founded, which is dedicated to delivering literacy and gender equality in education in developing nations.