John Hope Bryant closes out discussion at Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway

John Hope Bryant closes out discussion at Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway

I was honored to join a distinguished group of dignitaries and leaders from throughout Norway and around the world last week, for a special presentation at the Nobel Peace Center, home of the Nobel Peace Prize.   Dignitaries includes the Mayor of Oslo (a very nice person), a dozen Global Dignity Country Chairs from around the world, and of course the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway, who served as our host in Norway last week.  The topic was ‘extremism,’ and I used the opportunity to highlight some of the less prominent words of a former Nobel Peace Winner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail: “But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label. Was not Jesus an extremist for love…Was not Amos an extremist for justice…Was not Martin Luther an extremist…So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.  Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?”    King further addressed the accusation that the Civil Rights Movement was “extreme,” first disputing the label but then accepting it. Compared to other movements at the time, King finds himself as a moderate. However, in his devotion to his cause, King refers to himself as an extremist. Jesus and other great reformers were extremists: “So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but...
Live Video Tomorrow: Global Dignity Co-Founders, Live from Oslo, Norway

Live Video Tomorrow: Global Dignity Co-Founders, Live from Oslo, Norway

Tomorrow, Friday, April 29th, 2016, at precisely 3:15pm CET, the co-founders of Global Dignity will Go Live for their first ever Facebook Mentions Live Video session, from Oslo, Norway.  Featured in this live, interactive conversation will be: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland (the youngest Ph.D from Finland). John Hope Bryant, entrepreneur and founder of Operation HOPE from the United States. The Live, interactive feed will take place at 9:15am EST (east coast of the United States), and 6:15am PST (west coast of the United States). There will be live Q&A with the co-founders, and comments and remaining questions will be answered and responded to post session as well (for those who miss the live broadcast). Sign up and sign on here, at the John Hope Bryant Public Figures Page. Like the page and Subscribe to the Facebook Mentions Live Video Series. Let’s go…. Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...
VIDEO: The History Lesson We Missed

VIDEO: The History Lesson We Missed

  http://johnhopebryant.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/12925416_1022039811204721_574716646_n-1-2.mp4   Turns out that what you don’t know WILL hurt you. John Hope Bryant asserts that all of the social drama and trauma that we can’t seem to get our hands around is connected to a little piece of history that only happened with regards to African Americans, but ties to the larger American fabric. Getting clear on this will determine our strategy moving forward. Powerful! Watch and share! Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...
VIDEO: Top 3 Leadership Rules

VIDEO: Top 3 Leadership Rules

http://johnhopebryant.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/12925811_1046476655412485_1540013257_n-2.mp4   John Hope Bryant reveals the three-part standard that governs his life—his personal rules of engagement for leading and living. Make sure you get this! Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...
500K Viewers of new John Hope Bryant ‘Leadership & Life’ Series @ Facebook Mentions

500K Viewers of new John Hope Bryant ‘Leadership & Life’ Series @ Facebook Mentions

Inspired by my friend and media personality Roland Martin just about three weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at a first person Live Video Series on a new service called Facebook Mentions, which lives on my Public Figures Page at Facebook.  What happened next surprised even me. More than 5K Likes almost immediately to the Page is cool in such a short period of time, but just about 500K people and leaders have viewed the Live Video Series over this same three week period!  Here are 5 diverse examples of the Live Feed, now saved on the Page below: WHAT I’M BUILDING: HOPE BUSINESS IN A BOX… TWO WORDS TO BAN FROM YOUR LIFE. The Empowerment of Women, Part I.  What Matters, In Addition to ‘Black Lives Matter’ What is John Hope Bryant — ABOUT? This new format and ‘Leadership & Life’ Series seems to have hit a nerve with people and leaders, and as a result I will be doing more of it.  I try to contribute daily to the series, but given my business and travel commitments it will be at least weekly contributions of new, fresh, first-person and relevant content.  Relevant to your life, and our shared world. All content is Live Video Streamed with NO rehearsals, NO script, and NO ‘message’ management between me and the viewers I am speaking to. You can log in, ask questions in real time, and I will respond — in real time, or immediately after the broadcast. Let me know what you think. Weigh in with your comments and thoughts. Share with your friends, colleagues and networks.  Let’s begin...
VIDEO: Immigrants in America; Nazis in Brussels

VIDEO: Immigrants in America; Nazis in Brussels

http://johnhopebryant.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/12925007_1022765241134057_1891978953_n-2.mp4   When we act from a place of feeling threatened and afraid that someone or something is going to disrupt our ‘normal’ way of being, we in turn discriminate against others and add to the divide that exists between groups. So how do we operate as global citizens of a global community when the world is in turmoil and divided? John Hope Bryant dives in on why fear is never a successful strategy, and how hatred and intolerance towards immigrants is a no-win situation. Watch and share! Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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