Who sells Moments of Truth?

Who sells Moments of Truth?

A quick note: Esc loves hearing from inspirational people. So we were obviously excited when Al Humphreys dropped us a note saying that he was enjoying our site! Al is an adventurer, author and motivational speaker – aged 24 he cycled round the world by bike...
Downturn sees rise in ‘Corporate Prisoners’

Downturn sees rise in ‘Corporate Prisoners’

“The recession has forced a lot of people to stay put in their jobs, even if they don’t like them.” “More people are stuck in jobs they would otherwise leave as a result of the downturn” A recent paper has split employees up into 6...

Steve Jobs: ‘You’ve Got To Find What You Love’

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner...
When a farewell work email goes public

When a farewell work email goes public

Some of you may have seen the farewell email that ex-PWC employee Gareth Jenkins sent to some colleagues after getting fired for failing his accountancy exams.  If you haven’t, you can read about it here in the Evening Standard. We have also pasted the full...

Are you tired of the 9-5?

Our friends, The Correspondents, have produced a really cool song called ‘Rentaclown’. We think the lyrics apply to most Londoners (particularly the miserable ones we see on the tube) and they certainly apply to those of you who are stuck in jobs...
Cycling World Record ‘Esc’

Cycling World Record ‘Esc’

Here at ‘Esc’ we love extreme feats of physical endurance and when coupled with a pretty inspirational ‘escape the city’ type story we’re going to shout about them. So if you’re in need of inspiration of this damp, dull day in London check out James...

Escape The City – Forbes

Hello everyone, Just a quick post to draw your attention to this article which appeared today on Forbes.com with the title ‘Escape The City’. “Only a few years ago, Britain’s best and brightest graduates flocked to “the City,” or...
Esc ‘How-To’ #1: How to develop your business idea

Esc ‘How-To’ #1: How to develop your business idea

Whenever a friend tells me that they are thinking of setting up their own thing I often get really over-excited and start telling them about all sorts of resources that they should check out. Usually they tell me I’m nuts – but sometimes they find them really useful....
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

“Often, on a Sunday evening, just as the sun is starting to set, the gap between my hopes for myself and the reality of my life start to diverge so painfully that I normally end up weeping into a pillow” Alain de Botton gave a really interesting TED talk called ‘A...
4 things to consider doing on a Friday

4 things to consider doing on a Friday

Visit the UK’s leading not-for-profit recruitment and volunteering fair. It is called Forum 3 – Love the Week. We couldn’t agree more about finding a job where you can love the week. Short notice unfortunately – it’s on today from 10am to...
How to Escape the City – 2 stories

How to Escape the City – 2 stories

One of the main objectives of Esc is to profile city escapees. We want to shout about people who have turned an idea into a plan and a plan into reality. Once the main site is live we’ll put all these profiles in one place and you’ll be able to search by...