About the Author
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. Recognized as one of Time magazine s 50 for the Future leaders, 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.
J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. A classically trained actor, his television and film credits include roles on "House", "ER", "Law & Order", "Hack", "Sherrybaby", "Diary of a City Priest", and "Lucky Number Slevin". The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri's "Ghetto Cowboy," J. D. has also been named one of "AudioFile" magazine's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.
Andrew Young was John Edwards's longest serving and most trusted aide. He raised more than $10 million for the politician's various causes and played a key role in Edwards's efforts to become president of the United States.