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John Hope Bryant

No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished, But Do Good Anyway

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

One thing that my 19 years as founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE has taught me is that helping folks is not so easy, and that often, "no good...

Silver Rights and Generation Entrepreneurship: What a President With Vision Can Do

John Hope Bryant | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

It's called re-imagining our future, re-framing our success, seeing opportunity even in the midst of adversity, and never, ever giving up. Ever.

Financial Literacy For All Is This Generation's New Civil Rights Issue

John Hope Bryant | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Teaching individuals the universal "language of money" breaks down barriers and creates a sense of real opportunity. Financial literacy empowerment is a door to the world of small business ownership and entrepreneurship.

"Cracking the Code" on Why Countries Succeed and Fail -- and What We Need to Do Next!

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Hope Bryant

From 1963 to 2009, there were 4.5 million total patents granted globally. Stay with me here, as now it's time to really give us all something to think about.

What Black Folks Need Now

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Hope Bryant

What black folks need now, is not to be told that somehow President Obama is going to save them.

Why We Need To Make Smart Sexy Again

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

In a world where people increasingly define themselves by what they are against, we must figure out what we are for and then get about the business of doing something about it.

Dispatch From Uganda: What Africa Needs Now

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Hope Bryant

What Africa needs now is a hand up, and not simply a hand out.

Dispatch from Uganda: Fixing the Damn Pot Holes

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Hope Bryant

Martin Muhwezi and Patrick Bitature are young black Ugandans, who have joined together to move their country from civil rights success, to a new silver rights empowerment success today.

Why BP Is Toast

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

I believe that BP is pretty much, well, toast. Does that mean that they are out of business tomorrow? No it does not. They may in fact be operating as an entity called BP for some time to come.

Let's Stop Talking Down the Economy

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

Today, many are calling for the end to subprime lending, and this would be wrong. Responsible subprime lending has done more to lift poor people out of poverty than anything else in the last 50 years.

Dispatch From Africa: The New Africa, 5Bar, 3G Mobile Phone Service in Tanzania

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Hope Bryant

A vision for a wireless Africa could spell the difference between a country and its people making $1 a day, or $10 a day.

Dispatch From 100 Black Men of America: A Crisis of Young Black Men in America

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.

Financial Literacy as the New Civil Right: Why It Matters to Business in America

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

There are more people in America with no bank account today than didn't have the right to vote in 1960.

Financial Literacy as the First Global Silver Rights Empowerment Tool: 5 Things Countries Can Do

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

We must unpack the "language of money" for the masses of this world. This includes understanding financial education, financial literacy and financial and economic empowerment.

The God Crisis

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Hope Bryant

Whether an individual is spiritual or not, I think we can all point to scientific evidence which confirms that our small shared planet can live without us, but we cannot live without the planet.

Reset: Jobs and What We Need to Do Now

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

This is not a recession; it's a reset, and corporate jobs are not going to save us, in part because they're not coming back anytime soon

Dispatch from Davos: The Greatest Workout

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

In some ways, I feel like I work out all year -- not to finish a marathon or a cycling century, 100 mile road race -- but to simply make sure I can stand up (and stay up) and deliver at Davos.

Dispatch from Davos: 'The Global Con'

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

The economic crisis was (and is) not so much a financial crisis, but rather a crisis of virtues and values. Fear feeds on the question, "What do I get?" when we should be asking, "What do I have to give?"

When Leaders Screw Up

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

If you are vulnerable, people follow your lead.

The Problem With Short-Termism

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

This financial crisis is not about some sophisticated failure of free enterprise and capitalism. Rather, it's an example fear-based, shortcut laden leadership by the banks and Wall Street.

Why You Give: Good Selfishness

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

When you want to help others, they want to help you. When you want to do good, the universe wants you to do well. But if you want to use people, they will feel used. It's all about intent.

Fixing the Jericho Road

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

America, make no mistake about it: eradicating poverty as we know it is the last piece of unfinished business in America today. And we can do it by fixing the Jericho Road, together.

When Picketing Bankers in Chicago Also Means Financial Illiteracy for You and Me

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

Picketing and protesting is as uniquely American as apple pie and bar-b-que, and play an important role in our democracy, but we have to also figure out is what we for, and not simply what we are against.

Why Change and Love Leadership are First Cousins

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Hope Bryant

We need real change, now, and we need a commitment to a new course -- one of empowerment, hard work, focusing on what we have to give, service, and love leadership.

The Value of Suffering

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

There is a difference between being broke and being poor. Being broke is a temporary economic condition. But being poor is a disabling frame of mind and a depressed condition of your spirit.