ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPEannounced today that How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, a book written by the organization's Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant, is selected as one of the Top 10 books of 2014 by Essence Magazine. The books are currently listed in the magazine's December issue.
Placed in the 9th position under the category of commentary, Essence describes How the Poor Can Save Capitalism as "While most pundits focused on the 1 percent of the world's population, John Hope Bryant looked in a different direction and changed the conversation about America's disturbing detachment from poverty."
In July, Mr. Bryant spoke at the celebrated Essence Festival in New Orleans, where he made a lasting impression on thousands that attended. The book outlines ideas for reviving underserved communities, the U.S. Economy and serves as a blueprint for Operation HOPE and the Project 5117 initiative.
An instant bestseller, the book sold out within the first 48-hours of going on sale, June 2nd. Mr. Bryant has shared "The Memo" (a nickname for the message of the book) with more than 100 media interviews, on radio, television, on-line and in print. The book will be translated into Greek, Korean, Portuguese and Arabic. It is the only bestseller on economics, in the world, by an author of African-American descent.
Since its publication, Operation HOPE has received an outpouring of interest and commitments from private and government partners, volunteers, as well as the growing population of Americans who are struggling paycheck to paycheck in the modern economy and who aspire for a more secure financial future for themselves and their families.
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). His newest bestselling book is How The Poor Can Save Capitalism (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.
Bryant is the only bestselling author on economics who is also African-American.
Posted by Natasha Eldridge, Office of the Chairman