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Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

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With a foreword by Warren Buffett, andlt;Iandgt;40 Chances andlt;/Iandgt;is an and#8220;inspiring manifestoand#8230;both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changesand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Booklistandlt;/Iandgt;) in the struggle against world hunger.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? In 2006, legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son Howard G. Buffett. Howard set out to help the most vulnerable people on earthand#8212;nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard gave himself a deadline: forty years to put the resources to work on this challenge. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry Worldandlt;/Iandgt; captures Howardand#8217;s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. Each of the forty stories here provides a compelling look at the lessons Howard learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. But this message goes beyond the pages of this book, itand#8217;s also a mindset: a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. Itand#8217;s about reasons to hope and actions we can take. andlt;Iandgt;40 Chancesandlt;/Iandgt; and#8220;recounts Howardand#8217;s personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashionand#8230;successfully blending personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hungerand#8230;A satisfying readand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;) that provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.

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"A son of legendary investor Warren Buffett (who provides the foreword), Howard G. Buffett considers himself a farmer first and foremost. He explains that all farmers get 40 growing seasons in their lifetime, giving them just 40 chances to improve. In 40 chapters — constructed as elegant essays — Buffett describes his quest to make a difference in the world, which began well before his father established philanthropic foundations for his three children. The younger Buffett has focused his foundation on wildlife conservation and world hunger. Here, he recounts his personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashion. An accomplished photographer, Buffett humanizes his stories with his own pictures: from a young boy in ankle chains whom he encountered in Senegal, to a shy village girl in Sierra Madre, to a subsistence farmer digging zai pits in Mozambique. Buffett invites his son Howard W. Buffett, also a philanthropist, to contribute a few chapters, but unfortunately these miss the mark. Despite this shortcoming, the book successfully blends personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hunger. Those interested in these issues or global philanthropy are sure to find this a satisfying read. B&w photos throughout. Agent: Jillian Manus, Manus & Associates Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son in 2006, when he announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy. Howard G. Buffett set out to help the most vulnerable people on earth—nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard has given himself a deadline: 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge.

Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. This is a lesson Howard learned through his passion for farming. All farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. This applies to all of us, however, because we all have about 40 productive years to do the best job we can, whatever our passions may be.

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is a new book that captures Howard’s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. It is told in a unique format: 40 stories that will provide readers a compelling look at Howard’s lessons learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth.

Synopsis:

andlt;B andgt;IF YOU HAD THE RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING GREAT IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son in 2006, when he announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanand#173;thropy. Howard G. Buffett set out to help the most vulnerable people on earthand#8212;nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard has given himself a deadline: 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. Howard learned this lesson through his passion for farming: all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. This lesson applies to all of us, however, because we all have about 40 productive years to do the best job we can, whatever our passions may be. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;I andgt;40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry Worldandlt;/Iandgt; is a book that captures Howardand#8217;s journey. We join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. It is told in a unique format: 40 stories that will provide readers a compelling look at Howardand#8217;s lessons learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth.

About the Author

Howard G. Buffett is the President of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. A farmer, businessman, politician, photographer, and philanthropist, he has dedicated his life to wildlife conservation and finding solutions to world hunger. He is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Against Hunger, and serves on the corporate boards of Berkshire Hathaway, the Coca-Cola Company, and Lindsay Corporation. His son, Howard W. Buffett, has authored several of the stories in andlt;iandgt;40 Chancesandlt;/iandgt; and accompanied his father to developing countries around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451687866
Author:
Buffett, Howard G
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Buffett, Howard G.
Subject:
Biography/Business
Subject:
warren buffett, warren buffett books, agriculture, farm, world hunger, malnutrition, poverty in america, third world countries, poorest country in the world
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos throughout
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A son of legendary investor Warren Buffett (who provides the foreword), Howard G. Buffett considers himself a farmer first and foremost. He explains that all farmers get 40 growing seasons in their lifetime, giving them just 40 chances to improve. In 40 chapters — constructed as elegant essays — Buffett describes his quest to make a difference in the world, which began well before his father established philanthropic foundations for his three children. The younger Buffett has focused his foundation on wildlife conservation and world hunger. Here, he recounts his personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashion. An accomplished photographer, Buffett humanizes his stories with his own pictures: from a young boy in ankle chains whom he encountered in Senegal, to a shy village girl in Sierra Madre, to a subsistence farmer digging zai pits in Mozambique. Buffett invites his son Howard W. Buffett, also a philanthropist, to contribute a few chapters, but unfortunately these miss the mark. Despite this shortcoming, the book successfully blends personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hunger. Those interested in these issues or global philanthropy are sure to find this a satisfying read. B&w photos throughout. Agent: Jillian Manus, Manus & Associates Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son in 2006, when he announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy. Howard G. Buffett set out to help the most vulnerable people on earth—nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard has given himself a deadline: 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge.

Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. This is a lesson Howard learned through his passion for farming. All farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. This applies to all of us, however, because we all have about 40 productive years to do the best job we can, whatever our passions may be.

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is a new book that captures Howard’s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. It is told in a unique format: 40 stories that will provide readers a compelling look at Howard’s lessons learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;B andgt;IF YOU HAD THE RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING GREAT IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son in 2006, when he announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanand#173;thropy. Howard G. Buffett set out to help the most vulnerable people on earthand#8212;nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard has given himself a deadline: 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. Howard learned this lesson through his passion for farming: all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. This lesson applies to all of us, however, because we all have about 40 productive years to do the best job we can, whatever our passions may be. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;I andgt;40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry Worldandlt;/Iandgt; is a book that captures Howardand#8217;s journey. We join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. It is told in a unique format: 40 stories that will provide readers a compelling look at Howardand#8217;s lessons learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth.
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