In a provocative exploration, Bryant details the inseparable connection between “inner capital” (mindset, relationships, knowledge, and spirit) and “outer capital” (financial wealth and property)—asserting that if you have inner capital, you can never be truly poor, and conversely, if you lack inner capital, all the money in the world cannot set you free. He makes the bold and controversial claim: “Once you have satisfied your basic sustenance needs—food, water, health, and a roof over your head—poverty has more to do with your head than your wallet.” The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation is available for purchase on amazon.com and through several local booksellers. For more information on book tour events, visit johnhopebryant.com, or contact Latoya McKnight at 404.941.2919.
###About John Hope Bryant Named 2016 “Innovator of the Year” by American Banker magazine, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on economic empowerment and financial dignity. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc.; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures; and founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of The Promise Homes Company. He is the author of bestsellers, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class”, and “LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World”. His latest book, “The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation,” was released in September 2017. http://www.johnhopebryant.com/ Twitter Facebook About Operation HOPE Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its third consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org. Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter @operationhope