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  05/03/2012      01:30 pm

Fire it up with CJ!: Making digital books available to the developing world with World Reader CEO- David Risher

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David Risher

David Risher

As Worldreader's CEO, David Risher is a lifelong reader who knows that books have the power to change lives, just as they have changed his. He has been at the forefront of technology for more than two decades, first as a general manager at Microsoft and later as's Senior Vice President for Retail and Marketing, responsible for growing the company from 16 million to 4 billion in sales.

David later taught at the University of Washington's Business School where he was elected Professor of the Year, served as president of the Board of the Benjamin Franklin International School, and is a member of ESADE Business School's International Advisory Board and the International Advisory Board of Catalonia.

David has a comparative literature degree from Princeton University and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. In 2011, he was named a Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellow and a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur.