Nobody Wants A Dumb King

  Slide to unlock. Slide to power off. I am referring here to our own personal power, starting with our young people. The young people who will be the future leaders of our world, of our communities, and of our businesses and families. In the U.S. and other parts of the world, the new King may not be of traditional royal blue blood, but alternatively consumer green (as in U.S. currency). But nobody wants a...

800CEORead: Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with John Hope Bryant

To Read the Original Article, Click Here A Q&A with John Hope Bryant on How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class John Hope Bryant is a visionary. He has an ability to see things right in front of us that so many look past, and in doing so see a better, brighter future. But beyond simply seeing it, he is out in the world shaking it up and making it happen, bringing it into...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Financial Independence for a New Generation

I publish this essay on the day America celebrates its independence. Independence, as defined in the dictionary, means to be self determined, not requiring assistance, showing a desire for freedom. Many Americans feel neither independent nor free.For them, independence is a myth. Without wealth or the prospect of prosperity, independence is merely a word. I actually believe today that freedom means...

Business, Not Government, Desegregated the South. Lessons from 50 Years Ago for Fixing the Middle Class Today

Today marks 50 years since the signing of the Civil Rights Act in the United States. This pivotal piece of legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It ended unequal voter application requirements and racial segregation in general public places. The bill was initially an idea of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, in which he requested a piece of legislation that,...

Can the Poor Pull Themselves Out of Poverty?

By Diane Brady Amid all the debate over poverty’s causes and cures right now, little focus has been on what the poor can do to help themselves. They’re more often cast as the victims of concentrated wealth, misguided policies, and a laissez-faire capitalist system that’s created more crises and fewer opportunities to succeed. As President Barack Obama noted on June 23 at the White House Summit on Working...

Saving America: One Derrick at a Time

“What’s it going to be ~ a pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes, or one share of Nike stock?” Detroit’s Young Derrick Is My Hope. Derrick lives in Detroit’s inner city and was about ten years old when I heard about him through our HOPE Global Youth Empowerment Group division. Derrick’s school was participating in our six-session Banking on Our Future financial literacy course at Operation HOPE,...

Can The Poor Save Capitalism? Actually They Already Do.

You have more power than you thought you did. In my bestselling book How The Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, I am aiming to turn upside down some “truths” about the economy, jobs, where wealth comes from, and who stands to gain the most if we tap the armies of the ignored and “inconvenient” poor, the working poor and our struggling classes, who are presently left on the...

LINKEDIN INFLUENCER: De-Shaming Poverty for a New Generation

We step into a minefield of perspective and controversy when we say we set out to radically reimagine the solution to poverty. And we go even further when we seek to redefine our collective understanding of poverty itself. This new book of mine is meant to be bold, to turn so-called social and societal norms on their heads. My radical reimagining of the definition of poverty is what I call the HOPE Doctrine on...

Author John Bryant: Poor ‘Don’t Get Credit’ for Driving Economy

By Courtney Coren Monday, 16 Jun 2014 02:08 PM Read original article here   The poor and lower classes drive the economy and “don’t get credit for it,” says John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE.“People who make $50,000 a year or less, who are half of the U.S. economy, with too much month at the end of their money, I might add, are driving this...

How We Can Fix the Economy and Save Capitalism

Bringing the underprivileged into the financial mainstream would do no less than save our way of life, argues the activist John Hope Bryant. by Dan Kadlec @dankadlec at  TIME.com Read original article here.  The civil rights battles of the 1960s changed the course of American history. But the fight isn’t over. It just has a new front: economic empowerment. Vast segments of the population “never got the...

Your New Economy: How To Turn $36 and Hustle Into A $200,000 Plus Annual Income

I recently met Eric McLean, a mobile notary public in Atlanta, who came by my office. As we signed documents I asked him how he became a notary. I assumed this was a part-time source of income for him. That’s what I get for assuming. McLean told me that he sort of stumbled into the business, beginning by paying the city $36 for a notary stamp. But he committed himself to working hard, and during his first month...

Listen to Chairman John Hope Bryant Discuss “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism” on The Leonard Lopate Show

  LISTEN HERE   John Hope Bryant, founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. After decades of deprivation, poor Americans lack bank accounts, decent credit scores, and any real firsthand experience of how a healthy free enterprise system functions. In How the Poor Can Save...

American Banker: How to Thwart Another Predatory Housing Crisis

Read original article here. John Bryant and Robert Gnaizda JUN 9, 2014 12:00pm ET Ten years ago, non-profit organizations the Greenlining Institute and Operation HOPE convened fifteen major banks—including Countrywide Financial and World Savings Bank—to urge restraints on irresponsible adjustable-rate mortgages and interest-only loans. Three months later, we met with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan...

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