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Forty Chances : Finding Hope in a Hungry World
by Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett and Warren E. Buffett

Overview - With a foreword by Warren Buffett, "40 Chances "is an "inspiring manifesto...both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes" ("Booklist") in the struggle against world hunger.
If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do?
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Overview
With a foreword by Warren Buffett, "40 Chances "is an "inspiring manifesto...both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes" ("Booklist") in the struggle against world hunger.
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 earth--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.
"40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World" 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. 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, it's also a mindset: a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. It's about reasons to hope and actions we can take. "40 Chances" "recounts Howard's personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashion...successfully blending personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hunger...A satisfying read" ("Publishers Weekly") that provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451687866
  • ISBN-10: 1451687869
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 443


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Books > Social Science > Agriculture & Food
Books > Social Science > Poverty

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-08-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Oct.)

 
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