"When you cannot find a job, create one.” John Hope Bryant, founder, Operation HOPE People keep telling me, "John, I cannot find a job with this big Fortune 500 company, or that big Fortune 500 company." I remind them that while big companies do a lot of important things right - from incredibly important aspects of GDP, to American competitiveness and global growth -- hiring lots of people as a growth strategy is not one of them. That my friends happens to be the role of entrepreneurs, small business and start ups. Most job growth comes from start ups, shoot ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses in years 3 through year 7. Half of all jobs in America are 100 employees or less, and 70% of all jobs in America are 500 employees or less. 99% of all jobs in the 12th largest economy in the world -- Los Angeles -- are companies with 100 employees or less. In so many ways, we are looking for love in all the wrong places. Here is the American Dream, for $500.00 or less. Read, comment and share the complete piece here.
Sometimes big, bold dreams come in the most unassuming packages. This was the case when I stepped into an Uber car during a recent trip to Denver, Colorado and discovered a young man pursuing his version of the American Dream. He started with a modest $500 investment, that he made in himself -- and a year later he finds himself with a real enterprise with revenues approaching 1M in annual income. Read this LinkedIn Influencers piece, and be inspired. I was just writing it. We can change our world. We can become the change we want to see in our world. We start, by becoming the CEO of YOU. This is precisely the vision I lay out for people's lives in my now bestselling book "How The Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class. The Solution for the 100%," and what I plan on expanding on more deeply in the booking I am currently writing, tentatively titled "The Memo." I Let me know what you think. Let's go... John Hope Bryant