October 30, 2013 18:18 ET

INFORUM Hosts an Interview With Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - INFORUM announced today that it will host Howard G. Buffett and son Howard W. Buffett for an in-conversation style interview with The Commonwealth Club's president and CEO, Dr. Gloria Duffy, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at their San Francisco offices.

The program entitled, "What Would You Do? An Interview with Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett," will discuss the Buffett's fight against hunger and poverty, what they hope to accomplish with their new book, "40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World" and how to best pioneer your own 40 opportunities to do "something great in this world."

In 2006, legendary investor, Warren Buffett, posed a question to his son, Howard G. Buffett: If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? Drawing on his experience as a farmer, philanthropist, businessman and risk taker, Buffett has given himself 40 years and more than $3 billion to alleviate global food insecurity as chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Now, he and his son Howard W. Buffett, foundation trustee and professor of Public Affairs at Columbia, are sharing what they've learned with the world.

"In my day job I am a farmer. In farming, you have on average 40 growing seasons -- or 40 chances -- to produce the best crop possible. We have to learn something every year to increase our odds that next year's harvest will be better than the last," said Howard G. Buffet. "This applies in life as well, and it is a way of thinking that has shaped my views on philanthropy and the risks we need to take to really accomplish something important."

The program takes place at The Commonwealth Club Offices at 595 Market Street in San Francisco on Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. PT. For more information and to register for tickets, call (415) 597-6705 or register online at .


Stay smart and current. The INFORUM division of The Commonwealth Club produces Bay Area events where you can meet celebrities in entertainment, tech, food, design, pop culture and politics. Our audience comprises the most interesting, inquisitive and connected young professionals. Your VIP access goes beyond the Q&As and book signings to include exclusive receptions, dinners, demonstrations, games and prizes for many events.

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