John Hope Bryant on Redefining Success

Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman, and CEO, John Hope Bryant is zeroing in and addressing our world’s biggest issues: dignity, financial literacy, financial dignity, flawed definition and model of success, entitled and disconnected youth, students belief that K-12 schools lack immediate relevance to the “real world”, lack of entrepreneurs and small businesses, and a weakened infrastructure. This isn’t just a concern and issue in the United States, this is a global issue that will only get worse if we don’t do something about it and fast.

John Hope Bryant has written another powerful article, this time published in the Huffington Post. Below are excerpts from his article. After you read this then you should read his article in its entirety:

On Free Enterprise and Capitalism’s “Shift”

“For 100 years the world has been on a fairly consistent march towards more and more free enterprise, and deeper and more sharp edged caverns of capitalism. And for approximately 80 of those years, most of the developed world was not on a bad path…But somewhere long the lines of the last 20 years, the bi-product strangely became the product.”

On Re-wiring Our Thinking, Engagement, and Relationship With the So-Called “Poor”:

“…A storyline that sees the so-called poor as an opportunity for emerging market growth, rather than a dead weight which must be shunned, ignored, or worse, spurned and turned away.”

On Redefining Success

“The real focus of success should not be on the narrow minded agenda of ‘making money,’ but rather creating real and sustainable value for society and individuals too. When you do this, you not only have an opportunity to get rich, you also build sustainable wealth (and personal legacy) too.”

On Youth Entrepreneurship, Hope, and Aspirations

“…A storyline that shuns increases in military budgets and instead installs a HOPE Business In A Box Academy in every public school. A place where young people can get a lesson in financial literacy (the language of money), a primer course in entrepreneurship, and dream up a small business that can be funded with $500 or less.”

Those are just a few excerpts from this inspiring and engaging article. John Hope Bryant wrote this article as a delegate and featured speaker at the Global Economic Symposium which took place in Kiel, Germany October 1-2, 2013. His engagement at the GES was in preparation for the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, 2013, scheduled November 13th-14th, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia.

To read his article in full visit:

To learn more about the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit next month, visit:


Copyright 2013. Some Rights Reserved. Foreman & Associates, LLC.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s