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Howard Buffett's New Book Redefines Risk Taking In Philanthropy

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World Food Program's 2011 George McGovern Leadership Award recipient Howard Buffett participates in a panel discussion during a ceremony honoring him and Bill Gates at the State Department in Washington Monday Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) | AP

Howard Buffett puts the phone down as he exits the John Deere combine on the farm he personally owns and operates. A true agrarian to the core, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I knew it would be interesting to chat with Howard and find out what motivated him to write his book “40 Chances” (out October 22).

I always find it a great honor to speak with people who dedicate their lives to the service of others and Howard truly lives up to that standard.

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