The Global Economic Reset: A Crisis of Virtues and Values
A Luncheon Presentation by JOHN HOPE BRYANT, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Operation HOPE
The United States has lost its way, according to John Hope Bryant, philanthropic entrepreneur and leader in empowerment. Alarmed by the misguided belief that the path to success is by making more money, Bryant argues that those who have achieved true wealth in the long term have done so by doing good. Why is the US facing a crisis of virtues and values? How can we harness the fear that often dominates how we live our lives, and turn it into the strength to lead?
In 1992, at the age of 26, Bryant was running a successful financial services firm when the Los Angeles riots broke out. Bryant saw that his community needed a 'hand up, not handout' approach and founded Operation HOPE, America's first non-profit social investment banking organization. It now operates in 69 US communities and South Africa, having served more than one million individuals. It has raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure another $300 million in subprime mortgages from the private sector to empower the poor. He is the author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World and the Former Vice Chairman of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on its Global Agenda Council.