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Do You Need a Mentor or a Sponsor?

Do You Need a Mentor or a Sponsor?

A friend in the trenches of community engagement and growing human capital, Julie Kantor of Two Mentor, asked me a question today which really got me thinking. She asked me if I knew the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?  I did not, but then I thought about... read more
SBN News: Operation HOPE Promotes Financial Freedom

SBN News: Operation HOPE Promotes Financial Freedom

Financial dignity non profit, Operation HOPE, Inc., is encouraging financial freedom in communities of color. Listen to John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. on SBN with Danielle Smith.

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Cynthia Guyer Joins Global Dignity as Executive Director

Cynthia Guyer Joins Global Dignity as Executive Director

John Hope Bryant extends congratulations to Cynthia Guyer on her appointment as the first Executive Director of Global Dignity.

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Tune in to Straight Talk with John Hope Bryant Podcast

Tune in to Straight Talk with John Hope Bryant Podcast

Tune in to the “Straight Talk with John Hope Bryant” podcast for impactful insights and thought leader interviews on empowerment and financial dignity from the prominent entrepreneur, author and philanthropist.

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My Word for 2017: Strength

My Word for 2017: Strength

Every year I pick a word.  One single word to define my year. A word for that year that symbolizes what I am about. What I will be focused on.  What my calling will lean its energy against.  What will be core to my centered energy.  What will define me and many of the... read more
JUST LAUNCHED: Straight Talk with John Hope Bryant Podcast

JUST LAUNCHED: Straight Talk with John Hope Bryant Podcast

Tune in to the “Straight Talk with John Hope Bryant” podcast for impactful insights and thought leader interviews on empowerment and financial dignity from the prominent entrepreneur, author and philanthropist.

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John Hope Bryant’s Financial Literacy Video Receives 1 Million Views

John Hope Bryant’s Financial Literacy Video Receives 1 Million Views

John Hope Bryant’s “Financial Literacy is the New Civil Rights Movement” Facebook LIVE video has received a milestone 1 million views. The video continues to resonate with an engaged audience, receiving over 9,000 shares and 8,000 comments on Facebook.

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John Hope Bryant Named in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “100 Most Influential Atlantans” Listing

John Hope Bryant Named in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “100 Most Influential Atlantans” Listing

John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc., was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016-2017 Book of Lists naming Atlanta’s 100 most influential people, as selected by the Chronicle’s editors.

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American Exceptionalism: The Truth About Immigrants.

American Exceptionalism: The Truth About Immigrants.

America is a great nation. Possibly still the greatest and most free nation on the planet. But this is arguably also true — we have lost our storyline, as a nation. And we need to get it back. Now

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John Hope Bryant Quote Of The Day

John Hope Bryant Quote Of The Day

“You cannot segregate your life, and then want to integrate your pockets. Life does not work that way. Neither does simple math.”

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John Hope Bryant Quote Of The Day

John Hope Bryant Quote Of The Day

“You can pass on money, but you cannot pass on wealth. Wealth is an attitude — about how you see the world, starting with how you see YOURSELF.”

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Video: John Hope Bryant Discusses Ways to Improve Financial Education on CNBC Squawk Box

Video: John Hope Bryant Discusses Ways to Improve Financial Education on CNBC Squawk Box

Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant, discusses ways to improve financial education and produce improved credit scores in the United States with First Horizon National Corporation’s (parent company of First Tennessee Bank and FTN Financial) Chairman, President and CEO, Bryan Jordan, and SunTrust’s Brad Dinsmore on CNBC Squawk Box.

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John Hope Bryant Highlights the Importance of Role Models in Straight Talk Video Series

John Hope Bryant Highlights the Importance of Role Models in Straight Talk Video Series

What would you want to be if all you saw as symbols of success were rap stars, athletes and drug dealers? John Hope Bryant sheds light on the importance of role models following his keynote speech at a financial forum in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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John Hope Bryant Quote Of The Day

John Hope Bryant Quote Of The Day

“History never feels historic when you are sitting in it. It just feels like another day. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t so. It takes 25 years to look back at a moment, and to see it as what it was. History in the making. Go create some.”

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