Author Archive - Josie Dougall

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I wish someone had told me… The nights are long but the years are so short.

This video is for all parents out there. Remember. The nights may be so very long sometimes, but the years are most certainly so very short. Cherish even the sleep deprivation if you possibly can. Like so many things and situations in life, its how we choose to view it that makes it what it is.

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The stakes are high for young SA tech team in Palo Alto

The team from Names & Faces, a South African tech start up with big dreams, has arrived in San Francisco to start on the Y Combinators (YC) summer programme. YC is a well known US seed fund that invests in 130 companies from around the world. Some of its better known alums include Airbnb, Dropbox […]

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TED Talk Tuesday #63 Where joy hides and where to find it – Ingrid Fetell Lee

Ingrid Fetell Lee has dedicated 10 years of her life to discovering what “joy” is.

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Relinquishing all control… a.k.a. being a mom

Josie Dougall shares her uncensored experiences of being a mom who works. The ups, downs, joys and frustrations that come hand in hand with raising children.

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Ted Tuesday – Be kind… it may be coming for you!

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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A little good news goes a long way

As a South African I personally have a small case of Bad News Fatigue (BNF). Pick up the latest newspaper, glance at the daily headlines strapped to each street post, the cover of the latest Economist, Carte Blanche, hell, even our glorious BlitzBokke’s rugby jersey made me flinch over the weekend. Steinhoff, 16 Day Campaign, […]

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Girls and their tatts!

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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I wish someone had told me all the pros and cons of screen time

“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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CN&CO partners with Bokamoso Trust to raise awareness and attract donors

CN&CO’s Josie Dougall explains how just R130 per month (the equivalent of a few cappuccinos) can help to educate a child

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TED Talk Tuesday #27: Your voice is small… but don’t ever stop singing

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 […]