By Cyndee Miller
Bob Geldof was not happy. It was 1985. It was Live Aid. And he was trying to raise money to fight famine in Africa. So in between glorious sets by the likes of Queen and David Bowie, the Boomtown Rats frontman would come on pleading for money.
It worked. Using one of the largest satellite setups of all time, the U.K./U.S. megaconcert ultimately raised US$127 million—and changed everything we knew about global philanthropy. Perhaps Sir Geldof should have pursued his Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification? It’s impressive nonetheless—and definitely worthy of its status as one of PMI’s 50 most influential projects of the past 50 years.
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