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. So, 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: forty years to put more than $3 billion to work on this
Each of us has about forty chances to accomplish our goals
in life. Howard learned this lesson through his passion for farming: all farmers
can expect to have about forty growing seasons, giving them just forty chances
to improve on every harvest. This lesson applies to all of us, however, because
we all have about forty productive years to do the best job we can, whatever
our passions may be.
Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is a
book that captures Howard’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: forty 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.
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