Author Archive - Blake Dyason

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Blake Dyason speaks at the SingularityU Durban Chapter about the power of volunteering and technology.

I was honoured to be invited to the SungularityU Durban Chapter meet up as a guest speaker. The theme for the meet up was, “The future of cities, the future of Durban.” The Singularity University is based in the United States, but has a global footprint. They are building communities around the world focussed on […]

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SA National Rowing Champs 2019

The SA National Rowing Champs took place at Roodeplaat Dam the home of the RMB National Squad in Pretoria on the 27th & 28th of April, showcasing some incredible talent. Spectators witnessed the RMB National Squad in action rowing in their TUKS gear, after returning from Italy where they placed third in the world at […]

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TED Talk Tuesday #111 – Can we make the world a better place by 2030?

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we […]

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I wish someone had told me how exciting the startup and innovation world is

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and […]

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What it takes to be an Olympic rower

What it takes to be a professional athlete and row at the olympics RMB National Squad rower Lawrence Brittain recently featured in a short documentary on CNN African Voices. The documentary was filmed by Bruce Buttery and captures what it takes to be a professional athlete working towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It shares some […]

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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.