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A “cozy chat” with John Hope Bryant – Chairman and CEO of Operation Hope.


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John Hope Bryant is a natural entrepreneur who became a businessman early in life with a modest but life changing, $40 investment from his mother in his first business idea at the age of 10. John Hope Bryant is a ‘silver rights’ entrepreneur and businessman, bestselling author, thought leader, philanthropic investor and the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Ventures.

Bryant has been an advisor to the last three sitting U.S. presidents, whose work has been recognized by the last five (5) U.S. presidents. At the recommendation of Bryant, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew renamed the former U.S. Treasury Annex Building, the Freedman’s Bank Building. Bryant is the only American citizen who has ever changed the name of a federal building on the White House campus.

Mr. Bryant is today one of the only bestselling authors on economics and business leadership in the world today who happens to also be African-American. How The Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding The Path to the Middle Class (Barrett-Koehler) was selected as the Best Business Book for Economics & Finance for 2014 by 800-CEOREAD, the Best Business Book for Sustainability in 2014 by Business+Strategy, and as one of the Essence Magazine Top 10 Best Books for 2014. Bryant is a TIME Magazine 50 (Leaders) for the Future (1994′ cover story), and an Oprah’s Angel Network award recipient.

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