Recent John Hope Bryant Blog Posts
“I’ve learned that you’ll never go bad doing good, and you’ll never be wrong doing right.” Excerpt From: John Hope Bryant. “Love Leadership.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/JJHAx.l
“The energy and vitality that John Bryant brings to life, the whirling dervish of energy and aggressiveness, is not that of a folk seeker but of a watchman who sees the distant dangers of chaos resulting from massive numbers of unemployed youth in our central cities and in the alleys of Delhi, and in the rural storms emerging among China’s poor. He is a watchman who sees the terrorism that plagues the Middle East and the restlessness among the masses in Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, and Russia. He has experienced firsthand the statistics that Jim Clifton records in his prophetic book The Coming Jobs War, which says that a planet of seven billion people cannot be sustained with only 1.2 billion jobs, that the very survival of humanity, rich and poor alike, depends on finding ways to mobilize, innovate, generate another one billion or two billion jobs.
Jobs cannot be created by wars or by governments. Jobs must somehow evolve through the interaction of vision, need, energy, and even a little greed. But greed alone only produces the wealth of the rich young ruler who, after gathering his riches into barns, was confronted by the reality that “this night thy soul is required of thee.” John Bryant is pointing to a choice between judgment and jubilee. And I think Dr. King would be proud of his efforts to inspire us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, set at liberty those who are oppressed, and, in the process, create and enjoy the abundant life that the Bible promises for all of God’s children.
Andrew Young former UN ambassador, civil rights organizer, and mayor of Atlanta” Excerpt From: John Hope Bryant. “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/i5ezT.l
“Life is a dance. And when we are filled with rhythm and vitality we constantly exude hope and optimism, making all things possible. There is no such thing as failure. One must follow Frank Sinatra’s example and pick ourselves up and get back in the race, because that’s life.” Excerpt From: John Hope Bryant. “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.” Quote from Forward, by civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/i5ezT.l
“There are only two primal forces in the human psyche: love and fear. What you don’t love, you fear. They know that the main reason the world is screwed up now is that most of the world’s leaders have been leading with fear.”
Excerpt From: John Hope Bryant. “Love Leadership.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/JJHAx.l