Howard Buffett's inaugural blog post on LinkedIn gives a glimpse into approach and philosophy of a philanthropic family.
"If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? That was effectively the question my dad, Warren Buffett, posed to my brother, sister, and me in 2006 when he announced he was giving the bulk of his fortune away to philanthropy. With what is now around $3 billion for each of our individual foundations, he made one thing crystal clear: we should work on the most difficult challenges and sometimes we should expect to fail. As he put it, 'You can bat a thousand in this game if you want to do nothing important. Or you’ll bat something less than that if you take on the really tough problems.'" -- Howard Buffett