How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: A Conversation with John Hope Bryant


Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Land Lecture Hall

Join us for an evening with Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant, in which he will discuss his newest book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

Moderated by Karen Jackson-Weaver, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs and Student Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

A natural entrepreneur, John Hope Bryant became a businessman early in life with a modest but life changing $40 investment from his mother in his first business idea at the age of 10. 

John Hope Bryant is a ‘silver rights’ entrepreneur and businessman, author, thought leader, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Ventures. Bryant has been an advisor to the last three sitting U.S. presidents, and his work has been recognized by the last five U.S. presidents. 

On February 26, 2014, Bryant was appointed by President Obama to serve on his new U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, focused on the next generation of young leaders. 

Mr. Bryant is the only bestselling author on economics in the world today who happens to also be African-American. How The Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding The Path to the Middle Class (Barrett-Koehler) was selected as the Best Business Book for Economics & Finance for 2014 by 800-CEOREAD, the Best Business Book for Sustainability in 2014 by Business+Strategy, and as one of the Essence Magazine Top 10 Best Books for 2014. 

Bryant is a TIME Magazine 50 (Leaders) for the Future (1994 cover story), and an Oprah's Angel Network award recipient.