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January 01 2010

LOVE LEADERSHIP Climbs Six Spots on Inc. Magazine-CEO READ Business Bestseller Top 25 List in July

Book makes record 10th appearance on the list as popularity for Bryant’s business principles
continues to ring true in current economic and political climate

LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2010
– LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), makes the Inc. Magazine 800-CEO-READ bestsellers list, climbing six spots landing at #11.  Written by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant, this month marks the record tenth time the book has made the list since its release in August 2009.

LOVE LEADERSHIP continues to attract an international audience as principles from the book have been the focus of discussions at the Roland Berger Strategy Challenge Club Meeting in Solna, Sweden, the FORTUNE/TIME/CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, the World Economic Forum regional meeting in Tanzania, and the international OECD Forum in Paris.

Bryant’s book asserts that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give and demonstrates how leading with love and respect creates success in business and in life. Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, the book draws on Bryant’s remarkable success story and on interviews with thirty love-based leaders such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO, and Best-Selling author Bill George, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Civil Rights legend and HOPE Global Spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young, and some of the last book interviews with the late, Secretary Jack Kemp and the late civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy I. Height.

LOVE LEADERSHIP bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration. It outlines the five laws of love-based leadership: Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you).

A website for the book has can be found at, where readers can connect via Twitter and Facebook. LOVE LEADERSHIP is also available digitally on Kindle and as an audio-book through and Proceeds from the book made through the LOVE LEADERSHIP website as well as Operation HOPE's website help the financial literacy nonprofit deliver its services to underserved communities worldwide. For groups seeking to purchase books in bulk and at a discount can visit CEO Read.  

Organizations interested in hosting "A Conversation on Leadership" can contact Rachael Doff, Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chairman, at 213-891-2918 or at

About John Hope Bryant
Born February 6, 1966, John Bryant is an American financial literacy and poverty eradication activist, and "silver rights" entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, America’s first nonprofit social investment banking and economic empowerment organization, a leading self-help provider of financial literacy tools and services for the underserved. His work to empower low-wealth communities had him serve as the vice chair of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and as the chairman of the Council’s Under-Served Committee. Bryant is author of the new bestselling book LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World. To learn more about him visit or follow John Hope Bryant on Twitter at

About Operation HOPE, Inc.

 Since its founding in 1992, Operation HOPE's mission has been to promote "silver rights" and make free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. The social investment banking nonprofit has provided financial literacy and economic empowerment services to more than 1.2 million people, raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure more than $360 million in sub-prime mortgages from the private sector, for a total of approximately $900 million in economic activity for the disenfranchised. Follow Operation HOPE at,, and