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So far Nick Bendel has created 224 blog entries.

Doing work that really makes a difference

By |2022-01-06T10:42:04+11:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Sharron Keogh grabbed my attention when she revealed she's co-writing a book called Thrive: How to 10x Your Health, Wealth and Happiness, in tandem with her husband. Sharron, the 210th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, plans to publish the book later this year. Sharron brings considerable lived experience to [...]

Playing the long game

By |2022-01-01T12:21:45+11:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Tom Buckley, the 209th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is a man who understands the value of relationships and playing the long game. Each week, Tom sends a number of handwritten letters to strangers. Sometimes, he writes to congratulate people for service they’ve delivered or articles they’ve written; at [...]

An expert who genuinely cares

By |2021-12-31T06:42:33+11:00December 30th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

I didn’t fully appreciate the difficulties of running an aged care facility until I met Sarah Barter. Sarah, the 208th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has a consulting business that specialises in aged care. As Sarah explained, aged care facilities have to provide a 24-hour service to residents who [...]

Country girl in a big city

By |2021-12-09T11:38:38+11:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Sheridan de Kruiff, the 206th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has admirers in high places. As we were preparing to say goodbye, we bumped into a very senior lawyer Sheridan knows, who proceeded to tell me how smart and wonderful Sheridan was. I wasn’t the least bit surprised, because [...]

In the navy

By |2021-12-03T05:54:40+11:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Peter Gough, the 204th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has an unusual job.  Peter is in the Royal Australian Navy. That comes with a lot of variety. Right now, Peter is stationed in Sydney and performing a teaching role. So he basically has a 9-5 office job. But Peter [...]

How to succeed in a negotiation

By |2021-11-26T18:53:54+11:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Catherine Heilemann, the 202nd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, helps business professionals negotiate salaries, raises and promotions. So you might think that Catherine, who runs a consultancy called The Salary Coach, simply teaches people when and how to ask for money. But as Catherine explained, there are some important [...]

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