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Book Makes Record-Setting 11th Appearance on the List as Popularity for John Hope Bryant’s Business Principles Remains Strong

LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) makes the Inc. Magazine 800-CEO-READ bestsellers list for the month of September. This month marks the record 11th time the book has made the list since its release in August 2009, showing at #19.

The book, authored by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant, continues to attract the attention of national and international business leaders and decision makers as principles from the book have been the focus of discussions at the Fifth Financial Literary Week and Military High Command meetings in Uganda, the Asia Society in Hong Kong, the Penn Club in Beijing, the Roland Berger Strategy Challenge Club Meeting in Solna, Sweden, the FORTUNE/TIME/CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, the World Economic Forum regional meeting in Tanzania, and the international OECD Forum in Paris.

Bryant’s book asserts that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give and demonstrates how leading with love and respect creates success in business and in life. Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, the book draws on Bryant’s remarkable success story. The principles are deftly illustrated by interviews with thirty love-based leaders who include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO, and bestselling author Bill George, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Civil Rights legend and HOPE Global Spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young, and some of the last book interviews with the late, Secretary Jack Kemp and civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy I. Height.

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LOVE LEADERSHIP bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration. It outlines the five laws of love-based leadership: Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you).

A website for the book has can be found at, where readers can connect via Twitter and Facebook. LOVE LEADERSHIP is also available digitally on Kindle and as an audio-book through and Proceeds from the book made through the LOVE LEADERSHIP website as well as Operation HOPE's website help the financial literacy nonprofit deliver its services to underserved communities worldwide. Groups seeking to purchase books in bulk and at a discount can visit CEO Read.

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About John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of global financial literacy and economic empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE and co-founder of Global Dignity, and will be a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. A successful businessman, and renowned international speaker, he has served on multiple corporate boards and is author of business best-seller, LOVE LEADERSHIP: THE NEW WAY TO LEAD IN A FEAR-BASED WORLD. He is one of the most authoritative and compelling advocates for poverty eradication today. His efforts have earned him a membership to the Forum of Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum, and a place on the Forum’s Global Agenda Council. As a noted philanthropic entrepreneur, social advocate and empowerment leader, he served as the vice chair on the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and as the chairman of the Committee on the Underserved. Bryant has received more than 400 awards and citations for his work to empower low-wealth communities including the Use Your Life Award from Oprah Winfrey, and was named a "Community Hero" by People Magazine on the 10th anniversary of the worst urban civil unrest in U.S. history. In 1994, he was heralded by TIME Magazine for their "America's 50 Most Promising Leaders of the Future" cover story. Raised in Compton, a neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles; he was homeless for 6 months of his life by age 18. Today, he travels the world tirelessly promoting a sense of hope, self-esteem, dignity, and opportunity for under-served communities. John Hope Bryant was born on February 6, 1966, in California; he currently splits his time between his new home in Atlanta and birthplace of Los Angeles.

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