The LinkedIn Speaker Series, in partnership with BIG @ LinkedIn (Black Inclusion Group), is honored to host LinkedIn Influencer, John Hope Bryant, for an engaging session where he will tackle some of the fundamental principles of his bestselling…
The LinkedIn Speaker Series, in partnership with BIG @ LinkedIn (Black Inclusion Group), is honored to host LinkedIn Influencer, John Hope Bryant, for an engaging session where he will tackle some of the fundamental principles of his bestselling book: How The Poor Can Save Capitalism.
Homeless for six-months of his life at age 18, Bryant has built successful for-profit enterprises and best-in-class non-profit organizations with global impact. He has helped form financial literacy-to-entrepreneurship federal public policy for the U.S. federal government, working under both Democratic and Republican U.S. Presidents.
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Mr. Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, and the Bryant Group Companies, Inc. He is author of the new bestseller, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, ranked on Amazon’s and Apple iTunes Top 10 List. Endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, with a foreword by legendary civil rights leader Andrew Young, the book offers a free enterprise approach to solving the problem of poverty.
Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Bryant is a thought leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking internationally.
Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a publicly traded specialty finance company that is managed by an affiliate of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset manager with $60 billion in committed capital under management as of December 31, 2012.
He is currently serving his third term on a President’s Advisory Council. This year President Barack Obama appointed him to the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. He also has served as Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
A charismatic leader, renowned public speaker and writer, John is a regular contributor to LinkedIn and also publishes in the Huffington Post. He has received over 500 awards and citations for his advocacy work, including Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award.
In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Sr., co-pastors for Ebenezer Church throughout the civil rights movement, Bryant raised $5 million to build a HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer, now the anchor for the new Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Complex in Atlanta where he now resides with his wife.
You can also read more about John Hope Bryant at his website: www.johnhopebryant.com.