I was honored to accept the invitation from my friend Richard Attias, CEO of Attias Associates, and by extension, the President of Gabon, President Bongo, to travel with my personal hero and HOPE Global Spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young to Gabon to speak earlier this year at the NY Forum, Africa (in Gabon).  

My session, around sparking Africa Generation Entrepreneurship, was entitled FUTURE FLASH.

Commendation to the organizers for bringing together world leaders in Gabon, for Africa.  Good things are coming, as a result of this Forum. Stay tuned, and mark my word.


John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama.  Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.   Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital.

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