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Bob Buford
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Bob Buford

The former CEO of Buford Television, Inc. and current chair of The Drucker Institute, Bob Buford has founded two faith-based organizations -- Halftime and The Leadership Network -- in addition to writing several best-selling books.

Social Sector Challenge

Barack Obama has proved to be an exceptional and charismatic campaigner. Unless we're to run a dire risk of hyperinflation, President Obama must be equally persuasive in motivating the social sector -- synagogues, churches, civic organizations, parents and social entrepreneurs -- to contribute massively to solving social issues. It could be his most important task both morally and financially.

Last May in Houston, I took notes on the back of a program as President George H.W. Bush (41), then 83 years old, spoke these words:

Government can't do it. Time is the capital I have been given by God to invest wisely.

The Bush/Clinton bipartisan fundraising effort, in which they used their time and influence to raise money for Katrina victims, and the Bill Gates/Warren Buffett effort to use their skill and money to cure Third World disease point the hopeful way forward.

By Bob Buford

 |  January 13, 2009; 1:09 PM ET
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