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Washington Luiz Bastos Conceição was born in Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil. He has grown up in Sao Paulo, city where he has studied and got married.
He is graduated from the "Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo" (the Engineering School of Sao Paulo State University).
After working as a Civil Engineer for about four years, he was hired by IBM Brazil in Sao Paulo. In 1968 he was assigned to an international IBM project in Chicago. Transferred to the Company's headquarter in Rio de Janeiro in 1970, he since then lives in that city. After leaving IBM, where he worked for 24 years, he has proceeded with his activities in the Marketing, Sales and Business Consulting areas, until 2009.
He published his first book, the “Histórias do Terceiro Tempo”, in 2009, when he was 76 years old. The second, “Para você se animar a escrever seu livro”, in 2010, and the third one "O Projeto 3.7 e Nós", in 2011.
He says that he has more stories to tell and that he intends to keep on writing as long as this activity gives him pleasure and provided his physical conditions allow him to do it.
Carlos Gentil Vieira
on March 25, 2012 :
Dotado de uma memória extraordinária, o autor nos leva a visitar Chicago de outras épocas, com detalhes impressionantes. Mas o que mais me atraiu neste relato do memorialista Washington Conceicao foi mostrar o choque de cultura que ocorre com todos os expatriados, obrigados a rapidamente se adaptarem a um ambiente estranho, outra língua, outra rotina, outros costumes. A cena do filho Luiz voltando para casa, sozinho, depois de acionar o alarme de incêndio na escola é fantástica. Gostei muito deste livro humano, sensível, fácil de se ler.
(reviewed long after purchase)