News Wednesday Night Guests

How to live with purpose, and other lessons from Kevin Bailey

image How to live with purpose, and other lessons from Kevin Bailey

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

“I actually want to have a life that has purpose; that has meaning; that has excellence. And I encourage you boys to aspire for greatness.” An Evening with Kevin Bailey.
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What does the future of medicine look like?

image What does the future of medicine look like?

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

If you’re wondering what the future of medicine looks like, the right person to ask would be Dr Martin Seneviratne. He may be only 27 years old, but his work and study over the years have made him quite the expert on this question! On Wednesday 15 March 2017, he spoke to the boys at Warrane about the medicine industry and the world of medical software.
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What affects your motivation? Ideas from educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin

image What affects your motivation? Ideas from educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

When educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin from UNSW’s School of Education spoke to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 24 May 2017, he spoke of his area of research – motivation. A timely topic for the boys with university exams upon them, Martin told them how he looks at the factors and the processes that are relevant to learning: what switches students on and what switches them off?
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The power of purpose

image The power of purpose

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

When Daniel Assaf visited Warrane as the Wednesday Night Guest on 4 May 2017, his focus wasn’t on telling the boys about his career. He was there to motivate them – to inspire them to be their very best selves.
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4 career tips from company MD and old boy, Tim Edwards

image 4 career tips from company MD and old boy, Tim Edwards

Monday 24 April, 2017

On 29 March 2017, it was Warrane old boy Tim Edwards that was guest speaker for the Wednesday night dinner. Grateful and excited to be back, he told the residents that his one regret from his Warrane days was treating the place as a hotel for the first 12 weeks out of his almost six-year stay. 12 weeks seems a small part, but he wished he had gotten involved, and therefore enjoyed himself more, right from the start!
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Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

image Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

Thursday 6 April, 2017

When Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, spoke to the Warrane boys on 22 March 2017, it was all about listening. He told them that just as listening is so important on an interpersonal level, it is also important at an organisational level – a particular interest of his.
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Pearls of Wisdom from Jim Dominguez, a Force in the Australian Investment Banking World

image Pearls of Wisdom from Jim Dominguez, a Force in the Australian Investment Banking World

Sunday 26 March, 2017

The height of his career saw him as an agent of change in the Australian financial markets, so it’s no wonder that Jim Dominguez came to the Warrane Wednesday Night Dinner on 26 April 2017 armed with many bon mots for the boys.
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The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

image The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

Monday 20 March, 2017

James Curran may be a professor of history at Sydney University, but when he visited Warrane on Wednesday 8 March, he kept it very current. As someone who teaches courses in Australian political culture and foreign policy, as well as the history of America's relations with the world, what do you think his topic of choice was? None other than the Donald Trump, President of the USA – and what his election might mean for Australia
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State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

image State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

Monday 13 March, 2017

 “What makes for a successful life?”’ was the question that Damien Tudehope, the Liberal Member for the seat of Epping, posed to the Warrane boys at the Wednesday Formal Dinner on 1 March 2017. Would it be earning a lot of money; achieving great status; having a good circle of friends? These could all be part of it, he suggested, but certainly not all of it.
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NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

image NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Do you think that personal faith should play a part in politics? It’s the kind of discussion you’d probably avoid at a friendly dinner party, but it was exactly what Bay Warburton spoke about to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 5 October 2016. And he should know all about it, considering that he’s a practicing Christian as well as Chief of Staff for NSW Premier, Mike Baird.
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