40 Chances

Finding Hope in a Hungry World

by Howard G. Buffett

40 Chances

Paperback, 352 pages, Gardners Books, List Price: $17.50 | purchase

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40 Chances
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Finding Hope in a Hungry World
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Howard G. Buffett

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When investor Warren Buffett announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy, his son, Howard G. Buffett, set out to help a billion individuals who lack basic food security. Howard has given himself 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge. 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.

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Warren Buffett (left), Howard G. Buffett (center) and grandson Howard W. Buffett collaborated on a book about the challenges of feeding more than 2 billion more mouths by 2050. Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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