James Olsen

James Olsen

Development Director


James is the Development Director of Intellectual Takeout. A graduate of the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis, MN), James brings with him a varied 15+ year career. It is a career that has spanned multiple industries and has taken him from manufacturing MRI scanners in Oxford, England to film contracts in Hollywood. A passion for philanthropy spurred on while working alongside the Healey Education Foundation ultimately steered him to Intellectual Takeout after years of following ITO's work.

Recent blog posts by this author

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

I have a problem. This problem doesn't consume me, but it often concerns me. It can lead me to inaction and make me doubt my judgment.  The problem is this—I often struggle with how to choose a book.  I have this problem with my...

How the Winless Cleveland Browns Won the 2017 Season

The Cleveland Browns have been the butt of many NFL jokes (with the exception of the New York Jets’ ‘butt fumble’). For many years, the Browns have been an organization steeped in ineptitude. However, in the season opener, they stood atop the NFL...