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Publisher's Summary

At long last, John Hope Bryant lays out five simple rules to provide a path to economic liberation for anyone in any situation. The Memo provides a simple path from financial literacy and mindset shifts to ownership, positive relationships, and a completely new attitude toward money. In a provocative exploration of the intersections of race and class, Bryant preaches the definitive conclusion that to be free, one must be economically liberated. Listeners will learn how to achieve economic power in the following chapters:

  • We live in a free enterprise system - embrace this.
  • Your mindset makes or loses you money and wealth.
  • Your relationships are your investments - your most important relationship is with yourself.
  • Don't "get a job" - create value. You are capital.
  • Spiritual capital is the start of true wealth.

Those who suffer from poverty haven't gotten "the memo" - until now. For decades, John Hope Bryant has reached out to the underserved in our "free enterprise" system. Through Operation HOPE, he has reached tens of thousands of people. In this work, he's found that most problems that stem from racism are directly linked to economic slavery. The five rules are spelled out clearly: Listeners must embrace the "free" in free enterprise, shift their mindset, build relationships, switch from working a job to actively creating value from within, and realize that they can never be truly wealthy without hope.

©2017 John Hope Bryant (P)2017 John Hope Bryant

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Great read

I enjoyed the book...especially on building spiritual wealth. I think it's vital in gaining financial independence.

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Great Read!!!!!

John Hope Bryant is unrelenting at speaking the truth about wealth and the wealth gap. This book is an eye opener for those no longer wanting to look for the excuse of why they are in their current state of affairs!

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Awesome!

Very Powerful and Great words of Windom, Knowledge and to the Point!!!!! I really enjoy the information.

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great read

I did not know what the word or phrase relationship Capital meant but after reading this book you will have a clear understanding surround yourself around people that you want to hang around and you will be successful

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I highly recommend this book!

Did you get the MEMO? I a lot of the material in this book was not new to me, however I know number of people who did not get the memo! I would say that it should be required reading for everyone. Understanding how your credit score effect your life is important. I really wish more folks would get on board and wake up! Or just read the MEMO!

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Young adult must read

Great book if you can get pass the first few chapters. Informative for young adults.

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Memo Received

Powerful book. If you are looking for a book to fill in some missing financial gaps check this book out. Great perspect on entrepreneurship, friendships and self awareness.

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look forward to hearing phrases to live by and even some very briefly explained actin steps. it's a great listen.

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Five Rules for How to Think

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

A Person Very New to these Concepts or Thinking About Owning a Business for the first time

Has The Memo turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was very dry, condescending at times, and did not do a great job of keeping the reader engaged.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I was hoping this book was going to provide actual tips on how to get from point a to point b. The result of this book was a lot of stereotypical stories related to economics and class in America. The author was more concerned on teaching people how to think, name dropping, and his story to success more than giving tangible advice that could be applicable for everyday use. Furthermore, there are moments were the author simplifies the American system forgetting that the system throws more than its share of curve balls to the average citizen.

Any additional comments?

Yes, if you are looking for someone to get your mindset right then you can engage with this book. If you are looking for steps to assist you in owning your own business then this is a waste of time. If you are looking to pick up some more one liners and proverbs then this is a book filled with this to support your everyday conversation. For instance, " I take no as a vitamin."

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Great to build a framework of thinking

I listened to the audiobook, great to get through it. I need to listen again to take notes.