Thursday, May 17, 2007

Room to Read

I just finished the book "Leaving Microsoft to Change the World" [ link], written by John Wood, founder of Room to Read. It's an amazing read, and a phenomenal story of what can be achieved by smart, ambitious people who refuse to watch the children of our world suffer because of lack of education, and refuse to hear the words "no" when asking others to help change that.

I eagerly recommend this book to anyone who's ever thought the world could be a better place.


Anonymous said...

Sleeping much lately?


Bobby D. said...

Hey Joseph,

Excellent story. I saw an interview with John Wood and it's an amazing passion he has.

I have been following your adventures in Africa. Great job, very informative. I would love to chat with you about your experience. I have donated my talents to a cause in Kenya. I am taking the entire family. we are heading to Kenya the day after Christmas. Much like the project I did in Romania and looks to be much of the same as to what you did.

Anyway, great images and excellent bloging.


Joseph said...


Thanks for the compliments! I know you've spent a lot of time donating your talents around the world; seeing your photos and hearing you talk about it definitely helped encourage me to do this. I'll drop you a private email and we can talk about Kenya some more.