A profile of John Wood on the internet and the book Leaving Microsoft to change the world truly inspired me. He is a personification of what I want to be. He traveled, understood that the world needs a change, left his greed, brought up a program, worked hard for it and actually made a difference. He left his job as the Microsoft’s director of business development for Greater China and Started Room to Read to make the right of education available to all.
Its not easy to come down the ladder of a successful career and start all over just to change the world. You need courage selflessness and a lot of managerial skills. Today Room to Read has made a difference in lives of 3.1 million students worldwide. It provides books, study materials in the rural areas with its libraries, schools and self published books. John Wood also prioritizes female education by providing scholarship for girls.
All these qualities about him inspire me to combine altruism and management for a better world.