• Up from Nothing

  • The Untold Story of How We (All) Succeed
  • By: John Hope Bryant
  • Narrated by: John Hope Bryant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

American opportunity is not dead. Best-selling author and entrepreneur John Hope Bryant outlines the mindset and practices that will allow us to achieve the American dream, no matter what our current circumstances are.

Facing a challenging economy, too many Americans despair of improving their lives. But John Hope Bryant insists that America is still the land of opportunity. Up from Nothing revives the forgotten story of the American dream. It's about our beginnings as a nation of go-getters who believed they were winners before they won. 

Using the inspiring story of his own rise from humble beginnings and that of his parents and grandparents, Bryant shows how individually we can change our mindset from survivor to thriver to winner and move beyond just getting by or being financially independent to becoming wildly successful. Collectively, we need to become a nation of winners once again.

By ensuring that every stakeholder in America has access to the five pillars of success - massive education, financial literacy, strong family structure, self-esteem, and supportive role models - Bryant shows how we can fulfill the promise of America’s greatness. But to do so, we must turn away from distractions - such as political in-fighting or racial and class divisions - and focus on what we can control. This is not an audiobook of tips on how to get a better job or make more money. It’s about adopting a new way of thinking that will do all that for us and more. Up from Nothing is the new (old) business plan to keep us winning as a country.

©2020 John Hope Bryant (P)2020 John Hope Bryant

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Life Changing!!!

Absolutely life changing! Earth rattling!!! It’s not about black or white, it’s about green. I’m forever moved forward because of the wisdom in this book. Forever grateful. Give this book to everyone you can. Whether you like them or not. This is the bridge of unity you hear so much about. It exists!

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thought provoking

An outstanding story that is very relevant in these times of confusion and division. The message is clear we can all do better by doing what we can to improve access for all. Doing well by doing good.

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We all could use more John Hope Bryant

Puts you in the mindset of Think And Grow Rich, but just one success story.

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LOVED

Very motivating! I was so impressed by this book, I made my teenage son listen to it as well.

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Outstanding and Uplifting

This is a story about how we all can climb up from nothing. It proves that your start, though important to your past, does not define your future potential. I highly recommend this for all who seek to be the best versions of themselves they can be!

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Powerful life changing book

Dynamic book with exceptional life lessons. You can always learn from those before you, so keep learning, thank you John Hope Bryant.

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Amazing

This is a must listen for every up and coming business owners god bless Mr Bryant 👍🏾

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Grit and reasonable genius are basics of success

relatable. Very inspirational, informational, strategical, implementational and personal.

I recommend to any person with a vision

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I'm Ready. Are you?

Lets set out on a brand new business plan. The author makes a great case to truly make America great again.

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Purpose this book!

Great book and story! John Hope Bryant is a role model and mentor for me. I really appreciate the fact that he is transparent about his journey and the blueprint for entrepreneurial success.

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Purposeful, Decisive, You can too

my 2nd audiobooks I've listened to in a day! due to the length of it. John's perspective on presenting business as an opportunity to win is refreshing and resonated on so many levels. I'm on the journey myself and this, this will be one of my go to books along the way. I'm not American, but the American dream, the American story affects us all. No doubt there will be more John's and Jane's beyond 2020!

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  • Faiza
  • 10-06-20

Timely!

So timely! Another great book from John Hope Bryant loaded with a fireside view into his life and success. The book stirs you. My take away was a question to myself!.... “so, what am I going to do about it?” ... watch this space!