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374.0124 WOOD
  
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New York : Viking, 2013.
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290 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  
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Summary:
The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive's quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books. He strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector--and succeeded spectacularly. Now, he explains his vision and the story of his startup.
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Includes index.
Contents:
Ten years, ten thousand libraries! -- Bold goals attract bold people -- A kilogram of gold -- The lottery of life -- Blame it on Bahundanda -- Helping others help themselves: the challenge grant-model -- GSD: building a world-class team -- The tsunami: one year after -- "No Range Rovers": the war on overhead -- Searching for Seuss -- Baby fish goes to school -- Sleepless in Siem Reap -- "I was in grade two when our school was burned down" -- "Sorry, but your money has disappeared" -- "We picked up the phone to call for help" -- Nine books last night -- On her narrow shoulders rest a family's dreams -- Mr. X -- Now departing for Cambodia: literacy one -- Frantic footsteps in the night -- The world's tallest fund-raising thermometer -- Whose version of the future will win? -- Boat to read -- "If you cannot read, school can be a torture" -- "Three completely pregnant cows" -- Mr. Poet and Miss Library.
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9780670025985 (hbk.)
0670025984 (hbk.)
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