Operation Hope Summit: Reaching the Bottom of America’s Pyramid
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Many books have addressed the “bottom of the pyramid” in developing countries like India – how big companies can tap the cumulative spending power of the impoverished masses.
But John Hope Bryant, founder and CEOnonprofit Operation HOPE, believes there is a tidal wave of economic potential waiting to be unleashed in the back streets of America.
The problem is that poverty has been treated as a purely financial problem that can be solved with charity or savvy policies, when it’s really a deeper issue woven into personal aspirations and the social fabric of communities.