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Leaving Microsoft to change the world: an entrepreneur's Odyssey to educate the world's children

Author: Wood, John Publisher: Collins Business, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 266 p. : Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 006112107XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HV70 .W66 2006
(Browse shelf)
Available 900244640
Book Europe Campus
Main Collection
Print HV70 .W66 2006
(Browse shelf)
Available 001220650
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Includes index


Leaving Microsoft to Change the World An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children Contents PART 1 DISCOVERING NEPAL; LEAVING MICROSOFT Chapter 1 "Perhaps, Sir, You Will Someday Come Back with Books" 3 Chapter 2 An Idea Burns by Candlelight 12 Chapter 3 You Need to Get Home Soon! 21 Chapter 4 Woody and John's Excellent Adventure 29 Chapter 5 Debating a Radical Change 35 Chapter 6 Lonely in a City of 12 Million Strangers 39 Chapter 7 Gates in China 45 Chapter 8 Walking Away 61 PART 2 STARTING OVER Chapter 9 The Start-up Years: An Object in Motion Remains in Motion 75 Chapter 10 Making the Ask 87 Chapter 11 Expansion beyond Nepal 97 Chapter 12 A Postcard from Nepal 109 Vi CONTENTS Chapter 13 What Every Entrepreneur Needs: A Strong Second-in-Command 118 Chapter 14 September 11 128 Chapter 15 Building "the Microsoft of Nonprofits" 137 Chapter 16 Building the Network 151 Chapter 17 Your Life Is a Mess 171 PART 3 HITTING OUR STRIDE Chapter 18 Putting Girls in Their Place--School! 181 Chapter 19 "Count Me In, Don" 193 Chapter 20 The Students of Cambodia 199 Chapter 21 The Network Goes into Overdrive 207 Chapter 22 Democracy in Action in India 214 Chapter 23 The Tsunami 219 Chapter 24 The Millionth Book 239 Epilogue The Next Chapter of My Adult Life 251 Acknowledgments 255 Index 259

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