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John Wood

A Counter-Intuitive Test to Guide Us as We Prepare Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Our job as teachers, coaches, youth workers and parents is to care deeply for the kids growing up on our watch.

Films Galore

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 08.17.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

The cultural calendar in Detroit moves so fast these days, it seems a long time already that I enjoyed the Cinetopia Film Festival here in town. But it was only one week ago!

Brave Brit Fights Off 4 Attackers While Holding Fish And Chips

Posted 02.11.2013 | Weird News

It's not like he'd fight four armed men just for the halibut. Englishman John Wood, 37, told the Wisbech Standard he fought off four muggers singl...

One Man's Crusade for 'Room to Read' for Children Without Books

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.

'Room to Read' Builds Libraries For Children In The Developing World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Children in New Delhi now have access to libraries and other educational opportunities thanks to the work of the international nonprofit Room to Read....

Faux Gras: A Carnivore's Guide to Fake Meat

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

We corralled a panel of professional carnivores and asked them to name their favorite meat substitutes. They didn't mince words.

Leaving Microsoft To Change The World: Q&A With John Wood, Founder and CEO Of Room To Read

GOOD Magazine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
GOOD Magazine

In 1998, John Wood was a dedicated Microsoft executive who needed a vacation. That year, while trekking through Nepal, he encountered a village so ban...