Vien Truong lands in Oakland in the 80’s during the crack era. Goes from nothing to advising on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs. And not done…

vien truong

Vien Truong lands in Oakland in the 80’s during the crack era. Goes from nothing to advising on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs. And not done…

Show Notes

Vien Truong, CEO of The Dream Corps, talks about her family arriving in the US as refugees from Vietnam.  [07:20]

Growing up during the crack years in Oakland, California  [08:17]

The turning point in Vien’s young life  [09:46]

Why Vien went into politics  [10:20]

Who are the best minds of The Dream Corps?  [18:35]

Why Vien thinks the millennial generation is misdiagnosed as the “me” generation  [23:20]

On the increasing segmentation of our community  [24:33]

What is the #YesWeCode initiative and how is it helping create more diversity in the tech sector?  [26:43]

Social justice concerns in the time of robotics  [27:19]

What does data dummy mean?  [29:45]

Having so much data and so little wisdom: A problematic situation  [30:34]

On the gaps in nonprofit leadership  [33:02]

The importance of having mentors  [36:41]

 

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Quotes

I’ve dedicated my life to figuring out how do we create those bridges, how do we create those avenues for people to be able to live their full lives. – Vien Truong

There’s no point of being at the table if you don’t actually use your voice at the table to advocate for people who have gotten you to where you are and to fight for what they need. – Vien Truong

It’s important to understand the life cycle of your product and have perspective around that. – Vien Truong

 

Links and Mentions

Vien Truong on LinkedIn

The Dream Corps

New York Times Bestseller Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

Oprah Winfrey

The Oprah Magazine

Reid Hoffman

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Mark Ruffalo

Black Lives Matter

Newt Gingrich

Van Jones

High Level Wisdom blog

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