Author Archive - Blake Dyason

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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 […]

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The Ink Link: Marc Buhrer chasing 100 hours in the tattoo artist’s chair

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 […]

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RMB National Squad excels at 2018 Buffalo Regatta

CN&CO’s Blake Dyason was in East London for the RMB Buffalo Regatta, which was a resounding success for the RMB National Squad.

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What makes the RMB/rowing partnership so special

Towards the end of last year, RMB partnered with rowing in South Africa – and what a match it has been! Why? In a word: people. Everyone involved in the partnership is humble and at the top of their game. From RMB, a leader in the banking sector, to rowing’s RMB National Squad, who have won […]

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TED Talk Tuesday #46 – How a nine-year-old is changing the world

This week’s TED Talk features a talk about a nine-year-old girl living in Australia who found out that plastic never really disappears and decided to take action.