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Price and value

By |2024-02-27T10:20:26+11:00February 23rd, 2024|Categories: Lunches|

“How much is my work worth?” This is a question we all ask ourselves, whether we’re an employee wondering what salary to demand or an entrepreneur wondering what price to charge.  For Anna Lamb, the 373rd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, this question is even more important, because it’s [...]

Writer, mother, teacher

By |2024-02-22T07:30:33+11:00February 21st, 2024|Categories: Lunches|

Children's author Susanne Gervay, the 371st person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, feels deep empathy with the experiences and challenges faced by our youth. Being a tween or teen can be hard, Susanne says. The typical child expends much energy trying to establish their identity and figure out their place [...]

Listening, not judging

By |2024-02-10T11:00:02+11:00February 9th, 2024|Categories: Lunches|

Jen Webster, the 370th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, says she’s become less judgemental since starting work as a drug and alcohol counsellor with Odyssey House last year. The vast majority of her clients have mental health challenges, she says, and many have experienced horrific traumas at some point [...]

Master of achievement

By |2024-02-01T12:27:06+11:00January 31st, 2024|Categories: Lunches|

‘Care less and do more’ would be a good way to sum up the philosophy of Stephanie Nguyen, the 367th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers. Steph has accomplished an enormous amount in her 28 years, including co-founding a student association, being named in the Top 100 Women in Construction [...]

Keeping it local

By |2024-01-26T11:52:21+11:00January 24th, 2024|Categories: Lunches|

Sally Hetherington, the 366th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has already made herself redundant once and plans to do so for a second time. Sally is a former staff member of Human and Hope Association, a Cambodian not-for-profit organisation that provides education, vocational training and community support. Sally believes [...]

Mastering the mind

By |2024-01-25T09:58:53+11:00January 23rd, 2024|Categories: Lunches|

Venkat Krishnan, the 365th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has a superb memory. Not because he's smarter than everyone else but because, years ago, he took a training course with one of the world's greatest memory athletes. Almost immediately, thanks to the techniques he learned, Venkat experienced a massive [...]

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