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John David Olsen
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Attended University of Washington
Lives in Sydney, NSW
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The best to-do list I've found. Get yourself organised. 
Trusted by millions, Todoist is the best online task management app and to-do list. For Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Chrome, Outlook and many more!
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Building any website that users will fall in love with requires a few very important things. It must be easy to find. It must know who it exists to serve. It must anticipate and ...
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A new Australian venture capital fund has been created to capture the estimated $400 million of Chinese visa money that has been designated to back technology start-ups.
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Ten Rules for Great Leadership from Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy
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Kickoff for the 32nd Annual Churchill Conference at Ditchley Park. 
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The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years — and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).
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All eight volumes of the official biography, Winston S. Churchill, are now available in digital format on Kindle. Best of all you can download it for free—but only on April 9, 10 & 11. Get your copy.
The Churchill Centre was created to keep the memory of Winston Churchill alive. This site covers his life, including when he was Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War Two.
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The Official Churchill Biography has been released on Kindle. This is an amazing resource for anyone interested in learning more about the former PM.
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Eckhart answers a question from an audience member about the difference between The Law of Attraction and The Power of Now in creation. Eckhart says the foundation of creation is resting in presence, which is the true source of creativity and your true identity. If you create before having consciously realized the source of all creation, you will create out of an ego state; accordingly, the process will become stressful, frustrating and unfulfill...
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For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.
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What are we waiting for?
In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are
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Of all the squares to make smoke free—Edmonton chose this one.
If you light up, you may be forced to pay up in Churchill Square.
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A little inspiration goes a very long way.
Introduction
Originally from the Bay Area of Northern California, I've had the amazing opportunity to reside in Seattle, Paris, Los Angeles, and now call Sydney home. I've spent the better part of my career in the technology and consulting business, working for some start-ups and non-profits, as well as the global Fortune 500 companies Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company. During this time I've had the opportunity to travel widely, including being based in France for a year and a half by Microsoft and attaining permanent residency in Australia. 

Over the course of my career I've gained an expertise in digital media, software, and systems, and have had the privilege of working with award-winning teams in the process. A recent ventures was a web application start-up where science coincides with spirituality on the internet - a fascinating mix of intention and quantum physics. The product idea was to be the next evolutionary step is social networking.

I persist in having a long-lasting, inquisitive relationship with technology, with a particular fascination for its effects on humanity. Living abroad has instilled in me an ongoing passion for the study of different cultures and I continue to be an ardent student of history, leadership, and the human endeavor.
Bragging rights
I've survived a gunshot wound to the knee from a .357 magnum, third degree burns on my arm, I've seen Paris in the early morning from the top of Sacré Cœur and lived on a horse ranch in Idaho. I've met Bill Gates and The Duke of Marlborough. I got my first job when I was 14 and have been working passionately ever since.
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Digital Media & eCommerce Strategy
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  • Olsen & Orringe
    Digital Media Strategist, 1999 - present
  • Microsoft
    Product Manager
  • Disney Online
    Project Manager, Digital Producer
  • Liforia.com
    Co-founder
  • Dick Smith Electronics
    eCommerce Project Manager, 2013 - 2014
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Sydney, NSW
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Los Angeles, California - San Francisco - Paris France - Seattle, wa
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I was recently in the market to buy a new tuxedo to attend several events in London. Naturally, I started my research online. Though from California I now live in Sydney Australia and as one can imagine in the land of board shorts that formal-wear is a little hard to come by here. If you can find it in your size, it is either quite expensive or of poor quality. I was looking to buy a great quality tuxedo at an affordable price, and that is what I found Dobell.co.uk. If you're an odd size like me, it is important to be able to order jackets in one size and trousers in another that are all matching the same fabric. I found that on their website that they have my size in stock, and I was able to find all accessories that I needed to go with it. I wanted to have it in plenty of time just in case I needed a 'Plan B' or to have it tailored. So I opted to pay an extra £20 so I could have it quickly. I do as much of my shopping online as possible, and I was absolutely amazed at their service. Since I am on the other side of the world, I expected it will at least take a least a day before I got an update on my order. However, within a few hours of placing my order, I got a confirmation that was already all packed up and on its way. Within three business days, my package arrived from the UK as promised, and I tried on the new tuxedo and it fit perfectly. Thank you for an outstanding job of customer service—I'll certainly be back.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Spectacular. The perfect combination of excellent service, wonderful food and lovely spot to enjoy the afternoon.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
One of my favourite spots in the neighborhood. Try Sunday afternoon sessions for a great end to the weekend.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A timeless classic. Try the chicken caesar salad. It's awesome.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Read a few reviews on Urbanspoon and had lunch here this afternoon. Fantastic food. Really enjoyed it and will certainly be back.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love the new Bourbon. Food is fantastic and inventive. As of this summer they now also have tables outside. Awesome place to watch the world go by.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Decided to head to Bondi for lunch yesterday. I hadn't been to Trio before but I'm sure glad that I did. Food, service and view were... totally awesome.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago