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April 16 2015

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism Makes Top 25 List for CEO Read

LOS ANGELES  –  April 17, 2015 - How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Kohler), makes the 800-CEO-READ bestseller’s list, for February and March, earning a spot in the Top 25 of the business book distributor’s list.

Written by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant, the book redefines the definitions of poverty and wealth and seeks to deliver the memo” and bring attention to issues of poverty, income inequality and race. Bryant is currently in the second stage of his 100-City Tour, where he is holding discussions with CEOs and government officials, across the nation and around the globe, about the role of the underserved in rebuilding the struggling global economy.

Launched in June 2014, the book earned early praise and accolades in the U.S. and abroad, resulting in the demand for the international publishing rights for printing in Greek, Korean, Portuguese and Arabic. In 2014, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism was named by and Essence Magazine as part of their Top 10 books for the year and named the financial and economics book of the year by 800CEOREAD.  It remains in the top 100 lists in the categories of poverty and social policy for Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and iBooks.   

Recognized as one of Time magazine's 50 for the Future leaders, John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, and advisor and one of the nation's most recognized empowerment leaders. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies. Bryant is the author of Love Leadership and is the only African-American bestselling business author. He served as chairman of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment, and was appointed by President Obama in 2014 as a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. He is also cofounder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the United States.

Located in Milwaukee's historic Third Ward, 800-CEO-READ has been in the business of business books since 1984. Each month 800-CEO-READ publishes the compiled list of its top selling books.


About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Operation HOPE is rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator. It promotes financial dignity through the delivery of financial inclusion and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core divisions and HOPE Financial Dignity Forum, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted homeownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2.2 million individuals, families, and small business owners worldwide.  HOPE is focused on Project 5117, a multi-year initiative that will track and increase business role models for youth, boost credit scores for adults, and empower underserved communities. Visit for more information.