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Forty Chances

Finding Hope In A Hungry World

By Howard G Buffett

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.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781451687866


Format: Book
Author: Buffett, Howard G,
Title: Forty chances : finding hope in a hungry world / Howard G. Buffett ; with Howard W. Buffett ; foreword by Warren E. Buffett.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Subject: Food relief -- Developing countries. Agricultural development projects -- Developing countries. Humanitarianism -- Developing countries. Hunger -- Developing countries.
Isbn: 9781451687866 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1451687869 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 363.80917 Buf
Oclc: 860803722
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Bib Id: 456082

Format: Book
Author: Buffett, Howard G,
Title: Forty chances : finding hope in a hungry world / Howard G. Buffett ; with Howard W. Buffett ; foreword by Warren E. Buffett.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Description: xiv, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Food relief -- Developing countries.
Subjects: Agricultural development projects -- Developing countries.
Subjects: Humanitarianism -- Developing countries.
Subjects: Hunger -- Developing countries.
Other Title: 40 chances
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2013031452
ISBN: 9781451687866 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1451687869 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 363.80917 Buf