• 12/15/2006
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The NWC Interivew: John Wood, Founder, Room to Read

The former Microsoft executive and founder of "Room to Read," a nonprofit promoting literacy around the world, talks about scaling up, his previous employer, and charity.

John Wood
Founder, Room to Read

What position did you hold with Microsoft before you left to start Room to Read?

When I left in 1999 I was director of business development for the greater China region.

Some might find it ironic that a former Microsoft executive focuses on bringing books, rather than computers or the Internet, to the developing world.

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