My barber Vince Clemons in Atlanta made my day when he told me this morning that after I signed a copy of Love Leadership for his friend and fellow barber Brandon Carter, he read through half the book in a day, and they talked about the book and what it meant "in and to their lives" until 11pm last night (a Saturday evening when most black men are out partying somewhere). There is no more authentic "book review" than one from a black barber shop. Made my day.
Soon Rick's Barber Shop will be hosing "A Conversation on Leadership" at the barber shop, here in Atlanta, featuring me an my personal hero (also featured in the book) civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young. Stay tuned. If you are interested in attending this "Conversation at the Barber Shop," contact Vince Clemons.
One person can change the world. You are that one person.
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, vice chairman of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy as well as chairman of the Council Committee on the Under-Served, financial literacy advisor to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council, a Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum, and author of LOVE LEADERSHIP; A New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), which debuted in August, 2009, as the Amazon.com #1 Hottest New Book (for Leadership), on the CEO Reads Top 10 Business Best Seller List, and was published in November, 2009 in digital audio book format on Audible.com, iTunes and other audio book retailers . Love Leadership has continued to be listed amongst the Top 25 Business Books for CEO READS for the 6 month period after release.