Author: Alan Olsen

Learning to Innovate

Despite popular belief, learning to innovate and ideation can be taught in a systematic way. Just as easily, business ideas can be vetted in a systematic way. Rob Ryan took his career into orbit when we discovered a business development

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The Inspiration Behind the One Minute Manager

“As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” I met Spencer Johnson at a cocktail party in San Diego- he was a children’s book writer. I don’t know if you remember the

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AutonomouStuff Car Demo

Recently sent my American Dream’s production manager Andrew out to get a short interview along with a car demo from Wolfgang Juchmann, director of sales & business development at AutonomouStuff, a leading company in the autonomous cars industry.

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Trump Still Not Giving in to Demands Calling for Tax Returns

So what do you think about Donald Trump and his tax returns? This has been the subject of much scrutiny since Mr. Trump announced he was running for president and eventually becoming the republican nominee. Whether you love him or

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American Taxpayers Are All for Real Tax Reform

Taxes, taxes, taxes. One thing is for sure you can’t run and hide from them. While most Americans pay their taxes, some more begrudgingly than others, most taxpayers wish they could pay less. What’s more, most taxpayers would also love

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016- Gripp

Alan: Hi This is Alan Olsen. I’m here today with Calvin Henderson. He’s the CEO and Co-Founder of Gripp. Calvin Welcome to today’s show.   Calvin: Hey Alan thanks a lot   Alan: So this is really a new type

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016- Netaround

Alan: Hi, this is Alan Olsen’s American Dreams and I’m here today with Yiqiu Gao and Sijia who are the co-founders of Netaround. Welcome to today’s show. Yiqiu: Hi, American Dreams. Alan: So can you tell me about your company Netaround?

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016- Mokloud

Alan: Hi, this is Alan Olsen, and I’m here today with Bal Heroor. And we are here visiting about his new company Mokloud. Welcome to today’s show. Bal: Thanks Alan. Alan: So can you tell me about the vision for your company and

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016- Lyra

Alan: Hi, this is Alan Olsen, and I’m here today with Dilun Ho. He is one of the co-founders of Lyra. Dilun, welcome to today’s show. Dilun: Thank you. Alan: So Dilun, give us the inspiration behind Lyra and what you see as

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016- Koder

Alan: Hi, I’m here today with Elmer Morales and he is the co-founder or founder of Koder. Elmer: Founder, yes. That’s right. Alan: Welcome to today’s show. Elmer: Thank you. Thanks for having me. Alan: So Elmer, is this your first company? Elmer: It’s actually my

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