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John David Olsen
Works at Olsen & Orringe
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Sydney, NSW
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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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One could compose a marvelous history of London bookselling merely by reconstructing the history of all those shops that Churchill frequented. I would love to do this myself one day....
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“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic
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Top 10 Designers Share Their Secrets
Victoria Hagan, Muriel Brandolini, Miles Redd, and other AD100 experts share the design rules they live by
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The American Institute of Architecture has chosen its top buildings of the year to honour.
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Fascinating look at why the Italians are always late for meeting and the Chinese are always early. #WhatisTime
Time is seen in a particularly different...
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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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Amazing story... we talk about how the Internet has connected the world. Well, here's proof. 
This really weird thing happened to me. Then it got even weirder. Then it turned insane. Do I have a story for you. [This is the epic continuation of "How I Became a Minor Celebrity in China.&...
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In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best
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Big Blue's cognitive computing chip could enable wide-ranging applications that take advantage of massive performance while using no more power than a hearing aid.
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  • University of Washington
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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.
Work
Occupation
Digital Media & eCommerce Strategy
Employment
  • 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
Spectacular. The perfect combination of excellent service, wonderful food and lovely spot to enjoy the afternoon.
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reviewed a year ago
Read a few reviews on Urbanspoon and had lunch here this afternoon. Fantastic food. Really enjoyed it and will certainly be back.
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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.
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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.
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reviewed a year ago
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One of my favourite spots in the neighborhood. Try Sunday afternoon sessions for a great end to the weekend.
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reviewed a year ago
A timeless classic. Try the chicken caesar salad. It's awesome.
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reviewed a year ago
I've visited the centre a few times in the last year for minor aliments. They have always been very helpful and I've never had to wait long. I would highly recommend them for general medical needs.
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