By John Hope Bryant Published Dec. 10, 2009 2:56 a.m.
“I keep saying that this is not a recession, it is a reset.
What amazes me is how many brilliant people I know, in the US and around the world, who either don’t see it as anything more than a recession, or who don’t want to. No one really argues with me when I say it, but more so, simply want to turn away; hoping that by turning the mental page, somehow the reality of the statement will simply go away. It is as if society has a vested interest (and we do, by the way) in ‘keeping the party going,’ and doing precisely that, even if for only a little while, and even if that means fooling ourselves. Fear has the world in its grips these days, and fear is the ultimate prosperity killer.”
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About John Hope Bryant | John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, which has served more than one million individuals and has raised more than $500 million over the past 17 years to empower the poor and the under-served with financial literacy, teaching” the language of money”, dignity, inspiring hope, and providing access to capital, opportunity and ownership. Operation HOPE is the only national urban delivery system for financial literacy empowerment in the U.S., operating in 68 urban communities and 6 provinces in South Africa. Mr. Bryant also serves as vice chairman of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and chairman of the Council Committee on the Under-Served, financial literacy advisor to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council, a Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum. He is the author of Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World.
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