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“My Path” is about Alan Olsen’s personal life experiences and his reflections from his highly rated Silicon Valley radio show and podcast, “American Dreams”. He discusses the people he interviewed, and the common values they all shared to create their own American Dream.

Written by Alan Olsen

Co-Written by Andrew Olsen

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Over 64 Million Views this Year (2023)!

Learn how these entrepreneurs found success in business and life, with Host, Alan Olsen CPA, MBA.

In his weekly show, Alan Olsen invites successful individuals to discuss their career path and share how they were able to find success. These guests share valuable life experiences we all can be inspired from.

Meet Some of Our Guests

Majority Governor NBA Golden State Warriors and VC
Actor, Comedian, SNL Alumni, and former US Marine
Co-Founder & CEO Ascend and father of modern internet
Past CEO & President of MSG, NY Knicks & Utah Jazz
Co-Founder Logitech – CEO, Noventi Ventures
Co-Founder, Interwest Partners – President SHV NA – SIEPR
MPA, past President AAW, syndicated columnist, and Speaker
CEO, Dryers Ice Cream-- Chairman of Safeway inc.
CEO of Ryzeo
Co-Founder LinkedIn
Chairman of the Board at Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds, Inc.
Co-Founder DCM – past Chairman NVCA – SIEPR & Hoover boards
Co-Founder General Resonance – past Dir. BCG – SVU President
CEO Co-Founder LuLaRoe – Speaker -
CEO & Chief Strategist, Quill Intelligence
NBA record holder, past All-Star & DPY – Founder – Author
Movie Producer, Castlerock/Columbia Pictures, Universal Studio
President TiE – General Partner Monta Vista Capital – VC
Managing Dir. Billionaire Foundation – Co-Founder SCCI - VC
Founder DFJ – Founder BizWorld - #52 top 100 Harvard Alumni

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Key's to Life's Success

The American Dreams show was the brainchild of Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA. It was originally created to fill a specific need; often inexperienced entrepreneurs lacked basic information about raising capital and how to successfully start a business. Alan sincerely wanted to respond to the many requests from aspiring entrepreneurs asking for the information and introductions they needed. But he had to find a way to help in which his venture capital clients and friends would not mind. The American Dreams show became the solution, first as a radio show and now with YouTube videos as well. Always respectful of interview guest’s time, he’s able to give access to individuals information and inspiration previously inaccessible to the first-time entrepreneurs who need it most. They can listen to venture capitalists and successful business people explain first-hand, how they got to where they are, how to start a company, how to overcome challenges, how they see the future evolving, opportunities, work-life balance and so much more..

Topics from guest have included:

Creating purpose in life

Building a foundation for their life

Solving problems

Finding fulfillment through philanthropy and service

Becoming self-reliant

Enhancing effective leadership

Balancing family and work

American Dreams discusses many topics from some of the world's most successful individuals about their secrets to life's success.

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Recent American Dreams Episodes

Tom Wheelwright Talks Tax Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright Talks Tax Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright sits down with Alan Olsen, Host of the American Dreams show to discuss tax free wealth. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to America Dreams. My guest today is Tom wheelwright CPA, Tom, welcome to today’s show. Tom Wheelwright Thanks, Alan. It’s really always good to be with you. Alan Olsen I am really excited…

Chris Maxson Ignites Fireplace Innovation

Chris Maxson Ignites Fireplace Innovation

Chris Maxson, owner of Acucraft Fireplace Systems and Managing Partner, Maxson family’s business ventures discusses igniting innovation in the fireplace industry with Alan Olsen. Below are some of the key aspects of Chris Maxson’s influence on the fireplace industry and his unique approach with Acucraft Fireplace Systems. They indicate the rich legacy and innovation themes discussed.…

Navigating High Stakes: Carson Holmquist's Journey in Innovative Logistics

Navigating High Stakes: Carson Holmquist’s Journey in Innovative Logistics

Today, American Dreams host, Alan Olsen, sits down with Carson Holmquist, Co-Founder, Stream Logistics to discuss innovation and navigating high stakes. Transcript: Alan Olsen: Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Carson, Holmquist. Carson. Welcome to today’s show. Carson Holmquist: Thanks, Alan. So, so, so grateful to be…

Sports, Business, and Beyond: A Moment with Alexis Levi

Sports, Business, and Beyond: A Moment with Alexis Levi

Today, American Dreams host, Alan Olsen, sits down with Alexis Levi, a true pioneer in the sports and entertainment industry. As the first African American woman to become the owner and general manager of a men’s professional basketball team, Alexis shares her remarkable journey from being a competitive ice skater to entering the sports world.…

Mastering Comprehensive Financial Planning with Bill Gombert

Mastering Comprehensive Financial Planning with Bill Gombert

Introduction: In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA and featured guest Bill Gombert discuss comprehensive financial planning and much more. Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Bill Gombert. Bill, welcome to today’s show. Bill Gombert Thank you very much pleasure to be here. Alan Olsen So, Bill, you’re…

Building Conscious Communities with Brett Kaufman

Building Amazing Conscious Communities with Brett Kaufman

Introduction: In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA and featured guest Brett Kaufman discuss Building Conscious Communities and much more. This Transcript of Alan and Brett’s discussion of conscious community building has been generated by software and may have inaccuracies: Alan Olsen So Brett in our segments here in American Dreams, we talked about pathways of life and things…

Heroes and Horses veteran care

Heroes and Horses: Brave Challenge to Veteran Care Status Quo

Introduction: In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA and featured guest Micah Fink discuss how Horses and Heroes use horses to aid veteran care and much more. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Micah Fink, CEO and founder of Heroes and Horses. Micah, welcome to today’s show. Micah Fink Alan, thank…

Balancing IPOs, Ledgers & Fatherhood, A Moment with Travis Combs

Balancing IPOs, Ledgers & Fatherhood, A Moment with Travis Combs

Introduction: Two dad’s discussing life balance in the hectic world of IPOs with featured guest, Travis Combs, Managing Director at the Effectus Group. In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA and Travis address family, faith, career, client’s best interest, and trying to strike a balance. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is…

A Deep Dive into Investment Banking and Philanthropy with Michael Bennett

A Deep Dive into Investment Banking and Philanthropy with Michael Bennett

Introduction: A candid discussion about investment banking and philanthropy with Mike Bennett, Managing Partner of Crewe Capital. In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA and Mr. Bennett open a window into his Crewe Capital‘s early beginnings the connection between investment banking and philanthropy. Transcript: Alan Olsen  0:01 Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is…

Teaching Business Success with Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr

Teaching Business Success with Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr

Introduction (teaching business success at Barr Business School) In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA discusses teaching business success with Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr. Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr is the Founder and Chief Mentor at the Barr Business School. Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is…

Regenerative Medicine Fights Congenital Heart Disease with Dr. Timothy Nelson

Regenerative Medicine Fights Congenital Heart Disease with Dr Timothy Nelson in 14 minutes

Introduction (one innovative approach to treat congenital heart disease ) In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA discusses how regenerative medicine can fight congenital heart disease with featured guest Dr. Timothy Nelson, MD, PhD.  Dr. Nelson is a general internal medicine practitioner, with a specialty interest in regenerative medicine and the director of the Todd…

How to Become an Influencer with Jon Levy

How to Become an Influencer with Jon Levy

Introduction In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA discusses with Jon Levy how to become an influencer.  Jon is a behavioral scientist, TED talk alum, and New York Times bestselling author. Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Jon Levy. Jon, welcome to today’s show.…

Intersection of Law and AI with Paul Callister

Intersection of Law and AI with Paul Callister

This week Host Alan Olsen interviews  Paul Callister, a dynamic individual with a diverse background, takes us on a journey through his educational path from chemical engineering to philosophy, followed by his transition from practicing law to becoming a law librarian and professor. As a former attorney in a family law firm, Paul sought to…

Growing Your Business Mindset with Ruben Resendez, President of adHere, Inc

Growing Your Business Mindset with Ruben Resendez, President of adHere, Inc

Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Ruben Resendez. Ruben. Welcome to the show. Ruben Resendez A thank you so much, Alan, so Good seeing you again. Alan Olsen So Ruben, you have a very unique background and one that you’ve accomplished a lot within…

Democratizing Creativity: Dan Gedman and the Impact of Technology in Filmmaking

Democratizing Creativity: Dan Gedman and the Impact of Technology in Filmmaking

Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. I’m busy here today with Dan Gedman. Dan, welcome to today’s show. Thank you. So Dan, you have a lot of great experience of diverse industries. And, you know, in American Dreams, we’re all about problem solvers have people’s path in life…

From Combat Boots to Investor Suits with Jason Lehtinen, Managing Director at Collaborative Capital

From Combat Boots to Investor Suits with Jason Lehtinen, Managing Director at Collaborative Capital

Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Jason Lehtinen Jason, welcome to today’s show.   Jason Lehtinen Thank you Alan, its a pleasure to be here.   Alan Olsen So Jason, you have a unique background and I know in the in your past you’ve…

The Art of Building Authority through Books with Anna David, Author & Founder of Legacy Launch Pad Publishing

The Art of Building Authority through Books with Anna David, Author & Founder of Legacy Launch Pad Publishing

Transcript: Alan Olsen I’m Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Anna David. Anna, welcome to today’s show. Anna David Thank you so much for having me, Alan. Alan Olsen So Anna you came is a recommendation of Joe Polish. And I think both of us have that common connection. And…

The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Negotiation with Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss

The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Negotiation with Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss

Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Chris Voss, Chris welcome to today’s show. Chris Voss Alan Thank you very much happy to be here. Alan Olsen Chris You have an amazing background and you know for the listeners can you walk us through your…

Treating The Pain Behind Addiction with Joe Polish, Founder of Genius Recovery

Treating The Pain Behind Addiction with Joe Polish, Founder of Genius Recovery

Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Joe Polish. He Joe’s done a lot of things today we’re going to talk about his book, The Miracle Morning for addiction recovery. And, Joe, welcome to today’s show. Joe Polish Thank you, Alan. So good to be…

Nuraxi Holdings: Pioneering the Future of Health and Longevity with Sparrow Rogers, Serial Entrepreneur

Introducing Nuraxi Holdings Nuraxi Holdings, a trailblazing venture operating in stealth mode, is at the forefront of unraveling the enigma of longevity. Our journey takes us through the intricate landscape of biomedical research, advanced AI models, and an unprecedented dataset that disrupts the norm. With an unwavering commitment, we strive to decode the mysteries of…

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