Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2014

Duration: 13 hours 21 minutes


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 challenge.

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.


  • LaMarr Anderson

    Enlightening and thought-provoking. Anyone with a humanitarian or Rotary background needs to read.. Our national State and Agricultural Department leaders need to read and seek Mr. Buffett's advice and apply his expertise.

Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

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