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40 chances : finding hope in a hungry world

Author: Howard G Buffett; Howard W Buffett
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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The son of legendary investor Warren Buffet relates how he set out to help nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security through his passion of farming, in forty stories of lessons learned.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard G Buffett; Howard W Buffett
ISBN: 9781451687866 1451687869
OCLC Number: 1026640809
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (Philanthropy/Nonprofit) 2014
Target Audience: Adult; Adult.
Description: viv, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: one shot at a warlord --
1. The roots of "40 chances" --
Story 1: The day I heard the clock tick --
Story 2: Prague, 1968 : "The Soviet army eats first --
"We just get what is left" --
Story 3: From bulldozing dirt to planting soil --
Story 4: Devon's gift --
Story 5: Because "Al called" --
Story 6: The ovarian lottery --
Story 7: Reality has a nutty taste, especially when fried --
Story 8: Where hunger hides --
2. Bravery, courage, and hope --
Story 9: Loved, but lost --
Story 10: Empty calories --
Story 11: Little Cromite --
Story 12: Sex and hunger in Timbuktu --
Story 13: Loss in Armenia --
Story 14: Farming under fire --
Story 15: Seeds of change --
Story 16: Shakira --
Story 17: A Franciscan padre in the Sierra Madre --
Story 18: Gorillas versus guerrillas --
3. Hard-learned lessons --
Story 19: Can this village be saved? --
Story 20: A complicated legacy --
Story 21: For yields to go up, we have to look down --
Story 21 1/2: Owners make better farmers --
Story 22: Disconnects --
Story 23: What does doing better look like? / Howard W. Buffett --
Story 24: "Who came up with this crazy idea?" --
Story 25: A six-beer insight --
Story 26: Less than sparkling --
4. Challenges we need to figure out --
Story 27: Elephants and experts --
Story 28: Can smarter carrots save soil? --
Story 29: Chains that unlock potential / Howard W. Buffett --
Story 30: Women may be key, but don't ignore men --
Story 31: Souped-up yields from stripped down tools --
Story 32: Does aid plant seeds of violence? / Howard W. Buffett --
5. Reasons to hope --
Story 33: Opening what once was Cerrado --
Story 34: Chocolate-covered opportunities --
Story 35: Fired up in Ghana --
Story 36: Buy local! --
Story 37: Hungry for data --
Story 38: The power of a piece of paper --
Story 39: Farmer of the future / Howard W. Buffett --
Story 40: A new approach to governance --
Epilogue: an optimistic pessimist returns to Prague.
Other Titles: Forty chances
Responsibility: Howard G. Buffett, with Howard W. Buffett ; foreword by Warren E. Buffett.

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"Howard Buffett has figured out a way to tell 40 stories about hunger, farming, poverty and war, while delivering a readable account of a formidable challenge." * Bloomberg.com * "40 Chances is Read more...

 
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