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Igniting Others With Kary Oberbrunner

Igniting Others With Kary Oberbrunner See Kary’s interview with Alan Olsen on Youtube: https://youtu.be/IfPrM7b9LII Do you struggle through life feeling lost? Do you want to find your dream job or perform better at your current day job? Are you looking for a new secret weapon for mastering life? Kary Oberbrunner is a Wall Street Journal…

Thanksgiving week and gratitude

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year because it helps me to remember the many things I have to be grateful for: my family, relatively good health, friends, job, religious freedoms (I should probably use more often), and too many other blessings to list. Not to mention the Thanksgiving meal, mashed potatoes,…

Kary Oberbrunner

How Author Kary Oberbrunner Ignites Authors, Entrepreneurs, and Influencers

Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Kary Oberbrunner, Kary welcome to today’s show. Kary Thanks for having me, Alan. Alan Olsen So Kary, great to have you here. You’ve done quite a bit throughout your life and to get where you are today, but maybe for the listeners, can you take…

In Conversation with Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

In Conversation with Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Pamela Khan. She’s the president and owner of Bishop wise Carver. Welcome to today’s show. Pamela Good morning, Alan. Alan Olsen So, Pamela, the bishop wise Carver is a family business. Correct? How did you how did you get…

Using Your Money for Positive Change with Warren Stickney, Founder & Principal of Stickney Research

Using Your Money for Positive Change with Founder of Stickney Research

Using Your Money for Positive Change, with Founder of Stickney Research Warren Stickney is the founder and principal of Stickney Research, a firm that specializes in the design and implementation of net income makeup charitable remainder trusts (NIMCRT). In this interview, he discusses his passion on how to use your money for positive change in…

Committing to Humanity is So Important

Heidi Kuhn – Founder of Roots of Peace Heidi Kuhn is passionate about humanitarian work and has dedicated her life to making a difference in the world. As the founder of Roots of Peace, a humanitarian-nonprofit organization that is working to replace the scourge of landmines with sustainable agricultural farmland, Heidi, via Roots of Peace,…

Jason Earl

The Evolution of Business Education

The Evolution of Business Education Dr. Jason Earl, Director for the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship at BYU-Hawaii Dr. Jason Earl Transcript: Alan   Can you share a little about your background?   Jason   I started down the path of engineering, ended up in corporate finance, ran a startup company, which sold to a private equity…

Mark Lachance, Building One of the Largest Social Media Marketing Agencies in the World

Building One of the Largest Social Media Marketing Agencies in the World

Mark Lachance, CEO of Maxy Media Renowned figure, Mark Lachance is a serial entrepreneur, strategic thinker, and investor. He is the CEO and lead investor of Maxy Media Inc., one of the largest TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and Google Display Network performance marketing agencies in the world. Currently, Maxy Media is the number one advertiser in…

Amazon, Alan L. Olsen, CPA

Amazon Best Seller, “My Path” Donates 100% of Proceeds

Alan L. Olsen, CPA and Author of the Amazon best selling book “My Path, Living the Life You Deserve”, is donating all proceeds from the book towards supporting the James Alma Lee Learning Center and Southern Virginia University. The Book is now an Amazon best seller! We are excited and proud to announce that after…

Nick Sonnenberg

Nick Sonnenberg – Founder of Leverage

Nick Sonnenberg Interview Highlights About Nick Sonnenberg: Nick Sonnenberg is the founder and CEO of Leverage, a business efficiency consultant, Inc. columnist and author of the upcoming book, Come Up For Air: How Teams Can Leverage Systems and Tools to Stop Drowning in Work. As a serial entrepreneur with a passion for productivity and a background in data…

Evan Carmichael

Evan Carmichael – Crushing It on YouTube

Evan Carmichael, Experienced YouTuber Crushing It on YouTube About Evan Carmichael Evan Carmichael #Believes in entrepreneurs. Gary Vaynerchuck called him the DJ who inspires people and Ed Mylett called him the modern-day Napoleon Hill. At 19, he built and then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to…

The New Bull Market

The New Bull Market

The New Bull Market This article is adapted from an exclusive interview with Robert Zuccaro, CIO of Golden Eagle Strategies, in August 2022.   Question: Right now, there are a lot of people scared saying that we’re on the brink of a recession, but you say that we entered a new bull market at the…

importance of honesty and integrity in business

Why Integrity is Key for Success in Business

Why Integrity is Key for Success in Business Integrity Means There are a few key reasons why integrity in business is so important for success in business: – Personal values such as integrity build trust with customers and clients. If you’re known for being trustworthy in your personal and professional life, people will want to…

Jim Kwik - Unlocking Your Brain's Limitless Potential

Jim Kwik – Unlocking Your Brain’s Limitless Potential

Jim Kwik Unlocking Your Brain’s Limitless Potential Jim Kwik knows a thing or two about learning. After suffering a traumatic brain injury as a child, Jim was faced with many challenges. He was teased by classmates and referred to as “the boy with the broken brain.” But Jim didn’t let his injury hold him back.…

Brian Smedley

Brian Smedley – Chief Economist at Guggenheim Investments

The Economic Forecaster – Brian Smedley Droves of anxious people take to the arid streets of Tatooine. The desert planet recently experienced a decline in GDP and now with inflation on the rise, rash financial decisions made by the population were a real danger. As the crowd continues onward, it is confronted by a stranger.…

10 Steps for TikTok Marketing

10 Steps for TikTok Marketing

With over 500 million active users, TikTok is a social media powerhouse that you can’t afford to ignore. Here are 10 steps for marketing your business on TikTok. 1.  Research your audience: Who are you trying to reach with your TikTok marketing? What are their demographics? What type of content do they consume and engage…

Business Valuation Terms Explained “DLOCK” Vs “MID”

The Discount for Lack of Control (DLOC) vs. The Minority Interest Discount (MID) The Business Valuation Glossary provides these definitions of two similar terms: Discount for Lack of Control – an amount or percentage deducted from the pro rata share of value of 100% of an equity interest in a business to reflect the absence…

The “My Path” Book is now available on Amazon! 

Dear American Dreams Show Subscribers,   “My Path” is now available on Amazon!  We are excited and proud to announce that after a decade of interviewing some of the most interesting and successful business and thought leaders in the world, the American Dreams Show’s Host, Alan Olsen, has published the first book based on a…

Seven Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment

Seven Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment

Positive work environments benefit not only the employee but the entire business overall. Here are seven ways to implement a positive work culture. Businesses want their employees to maximize their productivity in the office, which is a no-brainer! To ensure this is possible, employers should start looking at creating a positive work environment for the…

The Miracle Behind the Growth of The Stock Market

The Miracle Behind the Growth of The Stock Market

The growth we’ve experienced in the last four decades in the economy as well as in the stock market is nothing short of a miracle. I attribute much of this growth to advancements in technology- specifically computer processors. Prior to the 1970’s computers were as big as refrigerators and operated in cool storage rooms. In…