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Make Poverty History


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Make Poverty History

  1. 1. LIFE OF JOHN WOOD .Life before his journey .How he was inspired .How he inspired many people
  2. 2. LIFE BEFORE HIS JOURNEY John Wood was born in January 1964, inHartford, Connecticut, where he spent his early childhood. His family later settled in Athens, Pennsylvania, where he attended high school.[3] He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, and a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.[4] From 1991-1999, John Wood worked as an executive for Microsoft. His positions included Director of Marketing for Australia, Director of Marketing for the Asia-Pacific region and Director of Business Development for Greater China.[5]
  3. 3. HOW HE WAS INSPIRED Wood took a vacation from his work at Microsoft in 1998 to trek through the Himalayas.[5] While trekking, he met a “resource director” for the schools in the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal, with whom he visited a primary school that contained 450 children and only a handful of books—none age- appropriate.[6] Upon seeing Wood's reaction to the lack of books, the school’s headmaster suggested, "Perhaps, sir, you will someday come back with books," which inspired Wood to solicit book donations from family and friends via email sent from an Internet cafe in Kathmandu.[7]
  4. 4. HOW HE INSPIRED MANY PEOPLE A year later, Wood returned to the school with 3,000 books—all donated in response to his email appeal to friends and family.[8][9] Soon thereafter, he left his job at Microsoft entirely to devote himself full-time to Books for Nepal, a side project that would eventually form the foundation for Room to Read. Leaving Microsoft was published by Harper Collins in August 2006. It was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007, with "Oprah's Book Drive" for Room to Read raising over $3 million. Leaving Microsoft has been published in 21 languages. It was named one of the Top Ten non-fiction books of 2006 by Hudson's Booksellers and a Top Ten business narrative by The sequel was published by Penguin in February, 2013.
  5. 5. HOW JOHN WOOD HELP THE POOR CHILDREN watch?v=l4oNeqlpYz0&t= 20
  6. 6. Thank you for your attention The End