EP.94 QUAN HUYNH: A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER, NOW AN AUTHOR AND ENTREPRENEUR
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Quan is the author of his memoir “SPARROW AND THE RAZOR WIREâ€

His is an amazing story of redemption, the importance of second chances and the power of entrepreneurship.

https://www.amazon.com/Sparrow-Razor-Wire-Finding-Sentence-ebook/dp/B08F34LBXL

Quan spent twenty-two years in and out of correctional institutions, including a life sentence for murder.

He was paroled 2015 and created his first company six months later. The following year, he received the Peace Fellowship Award for his work with the Alternatives to Violence Project.

He is the post-release program manager for Defy Ventures, a nonprofit helping those with a criminal past transform their lives through the journey of entrepreneurship.  (I first met Quan when participating in an entrepreneurship program with DEFY VENTURES at Kern Valley State Prison).

We’ll be talking about:

Quan's Story

His Vietnamese background and his early path to gangs and run-ins with the law The Role of Taking ResponsibilityThe Horrors of PrisonGetting Out and the Transition to "Civilian Life"Rebuilding everythingHis company and his work with Defy Ventures . . .Writing his bookThe problems with the criminal justice systemThe path to a better life through entrepreneurism

And what’s next for Quan . . . . (A movie deal I hope!)

Meeting Quan changed my worldview (More about my visit to KERN VALLEY STATE PRISON here).  I hope you learn something from Quan's experience and reconsider the role of the criminal justice system in our society.

More About Quan

Quan on PBS NewsHour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuSFwR5wzw

His uplifting story on Google Talks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkhlbGrYTAo

How Do We Stay In Touch?

Website: www.quanxhuynh.com

Twitter: @quanxhuynh

Facbook: QUANXHUYNH

Linkedin: QUANXHUYNH

IG: @quanxhuynh

https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Actually-Intelligent-Decision-Making-1-ebook/dp/B07FPQJJQT/
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