Howard W. Buffett proposes that technology is incomplete in facilitating philanthropy, and needs to be combined with consistent, committed action.

Howard W. Buffett, director of agricultural development at the U.S. Department of Defense and grandson of businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett, delivered a powerful speech at the Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit. Buffett shared his reasons for why we need to redefine innovation and reintroduce humanity – taking a personal interest in, and action on behalf of the people and causes we care about.

To illustrate his point that technology is incomplete in facilitating philanthropy if its isn’t accompanied by humanity and action, Buffet shared an experience in which he communicated via e-mail with the eldest daughter of a family left without employment and subsequently forced to flee their home in Tajikistan.

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