John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. If we give poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration, he argues, they will be able to lift themselves up into the middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs.More info →
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Gwen Thomas is the founder of Fresh Perspectives Seminars. She is the author of "The Parents Smart Guide to Sending you Kids to College without Going Broke".More info →