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Pete Worrell on the American Dreams Show Podcast with Alan Olsen

Pete Worrell on the American Dreams Show Podcast with Alan Olsen

June 7, 2023

30-minute listen


Hi everyone, a few weeks ago I had the fun of being a guest on the American Dreams Show podcast with Alan Olsen.

Alan is a Managing Partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, (GROCO) and is a respected leader in his field.  GROCO resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves some of the most influential Venture Capitalists in the world. GROCO's core competency is advising High Net Worth individual clients in tax and financial strategies.  Alan has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, and develops innovative financial strategies for business enterprises.  He has interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs from the around the world with millions of listeners tuning in.

We cover a board range of topics on the podcast, including my early exposure to entrepreneurism with my family's business,  the start and evolution of my career at Bigelow, my focus on psychology and positive psychology, and why I am so passionate about working with and for Entrepreneur Owner-Managers.

I hope you enjoy.

What I am Reading / Listening to

Fauda (2015)
Program Creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff

Fauda is an addictive Netflix series that offers a gripping and immersive look at the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The series, which was created by Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff (Raz plays the protagonist Doron Kavillio), follows a team of Israeli undercover operatives as they track down and eliminate terrorist threats in the West Bank.

One of the most compelling aspects of Fauda to me, is its nuanced portrayal of the conflict. The show does not shy away from the violence and brutality that define the conflict, but it also humanizes both the Israelis and the Palestinians, offering a glimpse into their personal lives and motivations. The characters are incredibly well-developed and multi-dimensional, and the performances are uniformly excellent. I didn’t know any of the actors before seeing this show but have learned that they are all rockstars in Israel.

Another strength of Fauda is its fast-paced and suspenseful storytelling. The show is tightly plotted and expertly paced, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger that leaves viewers eagerly anticipating the next installment. The action sequences are thrilling and well-staged, and the tension is maintained throughout. Must be fun to be a writer on the show thinking about, “where are we going to take the story next?”

Overall, Fauda is a must-watch for anyone interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or for fans of tense, action-packed thrillers. The subject matter can be heavy, and the violence can be uneasy, but the show is ultimately a compelling exploration of the human cost of conflict (any conflict) and the complexities of trying to bring peace to a region torn apart by violence and mistrust.

Entrepreneur Owner-Manager Quote

"Huge success.  There just aren't many good opportunities to network with other EOMs (or retired EOMs) like The Bigelow Forum.  The content from Bigelow and the Featured Speaker provided a great focus and stimulated robust conversations among the EOM attendees. ”

-George Mock, III, former President, CEO, and Chairman of Nye Lubricants, commenting on The 2023 Bigelow Forum held May 11th & 12th

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