Book of the Month, July 2019 - 40 Chances

July 2019 – 40 Chances

40 years, 40 chances.

Legendary investor Warren Buffett issued a challenge to his son, Howard, giving him $3,000,000,000 (you read that right – 3 BILLION DOLLARS) to make a difference in the world.

40 years is the average length of a career. Like the average farmer has 40 chances to grow a bountiful crop, Howard Buffett gave himself 40 years to meet the challenge, depicting his journey in AgBookClub’s July selection, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. Like the title suggests, Howard Buffett decided to try to make an impact for the one billion people who lack food security.

Here’s what you need to do this month:

Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, download and listen to it, read it over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book. We know that the book is available via Audible and Kindle for those who like to listen or read electronically.

Read the book.

  • Week 1: Introduction & Part 1 [pages 1 – 92] (Twitter chat on 7/3)
  • Week 2: Part 2 [pages 93 – 162] (Twitter chat on 7/10)
  • Week 3: Part 3 [pages 163 – 256] (Twitter chat on 7/17)
  • Week 4: Part 4 [pages 257 – 326] (Twitter chat on 7/24)
  • Week 5: Part 5 & Epilogue [pages 327-412] (Twitter chat on 7/31)

Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. We always include general questions that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!



Happy reading!

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