Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have a book on the best seller list, yet alone the business best seller list. Yet alone the Inc Magazine/CEO Read Business Best Seller List, for now its 11th month. Introducing LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass).
I am deeply honored, and humbled. As I understand it, at the my book came out I was the only African-American author in business leadership in the country. This was both inspiring to me, and distressing. On this point I agree with my personal hero Ambassador Andrew Young, who has recently said that he is not going to sign not one more student letter of recommendation, for students of color to go to college to become lawyers. He says we need more Ph.D's in economics, and I agree with him. We are living in the age of economics, and to not understand what I call "the language of money," or financial literacy, today — and to not have a mainstream bank account today – is to be an economic slave.
We need an inspired new vision for America, and our world. One steeped in love, and not fear. We need, to borrow from my book, "a new way to lead in a fear based world."
Check out my book, and please spread the word to your friends and have them pick up a copy too. I want to turn this into a movement, post global economic crisis. I want to foster "a new way to lead" in a fear-based world. Please help me.
Onward with HOPE
John Hope Bryant