Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Childrenby John Wood is a fantastic example of what an inspirational book should be like. Inspired on a hiking trip in the Himalayas, Wood, a former Microsoft exec, left his job and founded Room to Read. This charity builds schools, libraries and funds the education of girls throughout the Third World.
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World inspires me to get on with my own plans to do something innovative. Remember my quest for public libraries in India? Reminds me of that quote from Om Shanti Om – “अगर किसी चीज़ को तुम पुरे दिल से चाहते हो तो पुरा कायनात उसे जुटाने में लग जाता है।” (If you wish for something from the bottom of your heart, the universe conspires to fulfil your desire)
Watch John Wood speaking about distributing books in Nepal