Published: October 25, 2011
With everything at risk, now is the time to act to shape the future of your children, grandchildren and future generations.
That’s what leading global thinker and adviser to presidents John Hope Bryant, author and founder of Operation HOPE, told more than 250 attendees of an informative breakfast hosted by the Danville Regional Foundation and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
“We’ve got to redefine success in our lives and in this city,” Bryant said.
The current crisis, although it is felt economically by families, is not an economic problem, the financial literacy advocate said. Rather, it is a crisis of values and a fear-driven culture where people seek money instead of pursuing ideas or “success.”
The free enterprise system or capitalism isn’t failing people. Pride, arrogance and greed fail people, Bryant said.
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is 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.