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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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Spiritual Hope, The Only Real Hope

He speaks the truth that I’ve always felt in my soul even as I grew up faced with all of the distractions from knowing success in this life. I happened to come across this much needed reminder at the first (and only) time in my life where my resiliency seemed to be slipping away. I appreciate your diligence, John. People like me with large callings in this world, at a time like mine, and your own spiritual trial period, need the reminder and reassurance of HOPE. This is so that we can keep moving forward, face, and embrace our callings to improve lives.

Thank you.

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EXCELLENT! Like no other!

Mind-shifting. It is enlightening and so well-done. Mr. Bryant is brilliant to know what is needed for people like me, who have succumbed to lack of confidence and low self-esteem. Yet, delivers the wonderful news that we have the power to overcome! We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Thank you Mr. Bryant for the memo.

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Outstanding Book

Glad I came across this book on Amazon. I wish someone would have recommended it to me along time ago. It’s inspirational

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what an outstanding and eye opening book!

This is an economic game changer!

To the invisible class Read/Listen to this book to become visible in today society!
Not since the Rich Dad Poor Dad Book has there been a book that can change the minds of people that are struggling to become business owners.


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Worthy of A second and third Listen.

A Must Share, With Persons of Importance in Your Life. Filled With many, "Let Me Write This Down", noteworthy Words of Wisdom.

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Insightful and motivational

This was my first time listening to any book by audible. I enjoyed hearing the author narrate, what I liked specifically is the tone and tenor of the speaker voice. You can tell he knows how to hustle and knows the streets.

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Truly inspiring & straightforward.

I devoured this book. Packed with wisdom that can be easily grasped and applied perpetually.

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Hope for the Community

Enjoyed the substance of the book. The author grew up in the same community I was raised during a different time, however the elements I experienced were still present when he came along. I have benefited from his inspiration and honest insight.

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John Hope Bryant nailed it!

This book captures what my parents and grandparents modeled in front of me. They could have wrote The Memo! Now I have no excuses and neither will my grown children and grandchildren. This book should be required reading in every inner city school and every church that ministers to the impoverished masses regardless of race!

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Truly Awakening and Inspiring

I wish I came across this book sooner. JHB lays out very pointed and key rules to help all achieve economic freedom. He also goes beyond the financial focus and dives into the mental and spiritual aspects that impact our lives. A true must read for all!

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Eye Opening

This is a great listen, where John explain economic liberation, Entrepreneurship in a way I never heard before. Absolutely awesomeness!