Author Archive - Blake Dyason

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The Ink Link: The journey of removing a tattoo with Claire Terink

The Ink Link is an ongoing project at CN&CO that showcases tattoos in the workplace. One of the great things about a tattoo is it goes against the commonly-held viewpoint that “what you see is what you get”. There’s a misguided belief in certain quarters that in order to be a working professional, it is categorically *impossible* to have a tattoo… […]

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TED Talk Tuesday #97 – The power of empathy.

Blake shares a TED Talk on empathy in this week’s edition of TED Talk Tuesday

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I wish someone had told me about the joy a pet can bring into your life.

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. In this week’s post is by Blake tells us how a stray cat stole his heart.

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#GivingTuesday launches in SA and this is why we should all get involved.

#GivingTuesday, a global campaign, has launched in South Africa. Giving Tuesday is about doing good and sharing those stories. Imagine people got behind Giving Tuesday like they do Black Friday? This is why I think everyone should get behind this initiative and share a giving story. Take a look at my vlog.

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I wish someone had told me about the power of walking

Blake recently returned from the World Trails Conference in Spain with his mind opened even more to the power of walking.

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Island holidays can be more than just relaxing on a beautiful beach

Blake Dyason shares his experience of the “island life” and how Club Med Bintan Island proved him wrong…

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From Africa’s Biggest Cleanup to World Cleanup Day

The past few months have been incredibly exciting for me as an environmentalist. At the beginning of the year I met with Shoprite to see how Brownie-Points can help its staff volunteering efforts. It has been a huge success, with the latest campaign #Actforchange getting over 10% of Shoprite staff volunteering. The #Actforchange platform hosted Africa,s Biggest […]

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I wish someone had told me Thabo Moitsepi’s story

Blake made a new friend at the Nissan Trailseekers trail run in Wellington who inspired him to get out there and help feed people in need…

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TED Talk Tuesday #71 – From a township to TED Talk global stage in New York

While in Dunoon township Blake met two inspiring young girls who have been invited to share their stories on the TED global stage in New York.

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Day 1 of Africa’s Biggest Cleanup

Two months ago Pascale Henke and I sat in a meeting with Shoprite Group discussing Mandela Day and how Brownie-Points can help encourage, track and reward staff for taking part in good deeds. The meeting ended with the question, “Do you think we have enough time to host a continent cleanup?” Actions are bigger than […]