This young lady, who worked as part of the catering staff the Gallup sponsored inagural HOPE 100-City Book Tour event for "How The Poor Can Save Capitalism," in Washington, D.C., was the most important book I signed last Thursday evening.

After finishing her work, she quietly walked over to the Barnes & Noble booksellers table and purchased her own copy of the book. Because it was against the rules of employment, she asked the representative to get her book signed.

Well, I tracked her down, because I wanted to meet her in person.  She is our future.  She is, what this book is about.

Let's go.


John Hope Bryant is the 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 is the only 2010-2012 bestselling business author in America who is also African-American. His newest book, due out June, 2014, is HOW THE POOR CAN SAVE CAPITALISM, and will be published by Berrett Koehler Publishing. Bryant is a Member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans,and co-chair for Project 5117, which is a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.

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