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John Olsen

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014: Have Backbone; Disagree & Commit with John Olsen

Think Like Amazon

John Olsen spent 7 years at Amazon as VP of Kindle Human Resources and VP of HR for Worldwide Operations. During these years of rapid global expansion for Amazon, John had to rely on proven principles and models to help ensure teams were making strong decisions, avoiding bias, and committed behind key goals. Since leaving Amazon in 2019, John has helped companies and boards learn to have backbone, disagree and commit in his roles as an advisor and investor.  During our conversation, John shares how the Have Backbone, Disagree and Commit principle integrates with the other Amazon leadership principles, mental models for how to determine when a decision needs to be debated further, how to foster healthy disagreement with remote teams, and much more.  Follow John:  On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-olsen-808650/ More from the episode:  3:40 – Why you can’t just disagree and commit without having backbone6:25 – How to recognize when it’s time to move a team forward with a decision7:49 – 6-page memos as a tool to facilitate having backbone9:40 – How to create a culture where it’s safe to respectfully disagree with other leaders14:00 – Decision or document bar raisers23:00 – How to encourage disagreement and speaking up with remote teams26:30 – When to commit and when to continue to disagree31:00 – Applying the leadership principle in advisor and governance work


7 Jun 2021

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INTERVIEW: John Olsen - 7 May 2021

Rowey’s Sports Show

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7 May 2021

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Kymbo & The Rooch

Adelaide Crows Chairman, John Olsen joined Kymbo & the Rooch to answer all questions regarding ticketing for round 1.


15 Mar 2021

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Crows Chairman John Olsen Apologises To Fans Over Ticketing “Nightmare”

David and Will

AFC Chairman John Olsen has apologised to Crows members as the club scrambles to address issues caused when thousands of tickets were reallocated to allow for Covid protocols at Adelaide Oval.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


14 Mar 2021

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INTERVIEW: John Olsen - 4 March 2021

Rowey’s Sports Show

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4 Mar 2021

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INTERVIEW: John Olsen - 29 January 2021

Rowey’s Sports Show

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29 Jan 2021

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Stranger US - John Olsen - 110420

Beyond Reality Paranormal Podcast

Author John Olsen explores the United States and some of the stranger stories that he has uncovered, including - cryptids, ghosts, UFOs, and more. John's latest book - Stranger US - is the next in the Stranger Bridgerland series of books. Get healthy now - www.MyHealthRocksNow.com Books - www.amazon.com/shop/jvjtaps Host - JV Johnson - www.facebook.com/jvjparanormal  Patreon - www.patreon.com/johaw--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brparanormal/support

1hr 7mins

5 Nov 2020

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Bonus Ep. - Scary Ghost Stories with Author John Olsen

Paranormal Punchers

John Olsen is back to tell us more ghost stories from his new book, Stranger U.S. This book is full of true, first-hand stories from around the United States. Bigfoot, UFOs, Ghosts, Cryptids, and more. Join us and hear a few scary stories from his new book.John Olsen's Books:https://www.strangerbridgerland.com/Follow Us:https://www.paranormalpunchers.comhttps://twitter.com/ppunchershttps://instagram.com/paranormalpunchershttps://www.facebook.com/paranormalpunchersSupport the Show:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/paranormal-punchershttps://www.patreon.com/paranormalpunchers


2 Nov 2020

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THE BUMP - Crouch & Stengle Investigation, Watts Finally Hits a Target, Any truth John Olsen is the next Crows Chairman? & Is the All-Australian Selection Broken? – The Bump with Roo, Ditts, Bernie, Jars & Lehmo.

The Rush Hour with Bernie, Blewey & Jars Catch-Up - Triple M Adelaide 104.7

00.00 - 01.00 – Opener 01.00 - 01.55 – Watts Finally Hits a Target 01.55 – 06.30 - Crouch & Stengle Investigation, What’s your Take? 06.30 – 07.20 - Any truth John Olsen is the next Crows Chairman Roo? 07.20 – 09.35 - Crows Best & Fairest Wash Up / Rick Davies Funny Story 09.35 – 12.30 - Any truth that Neil Balme and Darren Burgess are in talks with the Crows Roo? 12.30 – 14.50 - Why did it take so long for the Watts story to come out? 14.50 – 18.10 - Coaches shouldn’t Cry According to Jars 18.10 – END - Is the All-Australian Selection Broken?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


30 Sep 2020

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77 - Hearing from our audio division with John Olsen

The Daktronics Experience

To catch up with things that are happening in our audio division, Justin and Matt are joined by John Olsen, Daktronics large sports venue audio sales. John shares a rundown on how our audio team works with customers and some trends he’s seen for audio in other applications.


9 Sep 2020