Up From Nothing is 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. Drawing in part on his own story and that of his parents and grandparents, Bryant shows how anyone can change their mindset from Survivor to Thriver to Winner and move beyond just getting by or being financially independent to wildly succeeding. By embracing his Five Pillars of Success-massive education, financial literacy, strong family structure, self-esteem, and supportive role models-we can create our own personal business plan for escalating achievement. It is only when we overcome our divisions and let go of the distractions that mess with our business plan that we can come together and do what it takes for us ALL to come up. John Hope Bryant insists that America is still the Land of Opportunity.