At Microsoft, John Wood Wasn't Interested in Money. All He Wanted Was Change.
By Bob Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 9, 2006; Page C01
How to put this gently? John Wood is making the rest of us look bad.
Oh, he doesn't mean to. The founder and CEO of a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization called Room to Read, who's just published a book called 'Leaving Microsoft to Change the World,' doesn't blame us for not quitting our nice, secure jobs pushing paper or marketing digital widgets, as he did seven years ago at age 35, and throwing ourselves into planet-enhancing philanthropy."