Some top blog lists (and a walk through India)

Some top blog lists (and a walk through India)

A quickie: Tim Moss from The Next Challenge Al Humphreys from Al Humphreys.com Have both been kind enough to list an Escape the City blog post in lists of their favourite / most viewed blog posts. http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/2009/10/thoughts-year-newlook-site/...
Explore 2009 – Escape the City

Explore 2009 – Escape the City

Leaving one’s job is easier said than done A lot of Escape the City’s readers want to change their jobs to find an occupation that really fulfills them. This is one of the central tenets of Esc: “To provide ideas, information and inspiration to help...
Escape Diary #5: The quest for ‘true happiness’

Escape Diary #5: The quest for ‘true happiness’

When Esc started out Rob and I spent many an evening figuring out how we were going to help others follow their dreams. At one of these beer-fuelled philosophising sessions we joked that we were trying to solve the riddle of happiness! On reflection – there is...
Corporate Wig Day

Corporate Wig Day

Some people love jobs that others hate We have been working on Esc since March 2009. The idea has developed over many evening beers, working lunches, and snatched conversations in closed meeting rooms at work. Throughout we have been very clear on what we want to...

Seth Godin: ‘Apparent risk and actual risk’

Quick note: I just read this post in Seth Godin’s blog – I think he makes an interesting point about how we judge risk… It reminds me of the Macbeth quote: “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.”  In other words –...

2 great emails

Just a quick note to say thanks to Rob and Tim who sent us a couple of really exciting emails last week. Today’s Escape Diary talked about how it is a roller-coaster starting up something from scratch – it is messages like these (from complete strangers...

Escape Diary #4: Riding the ‘Escape’ Rollercoaster

Whilst the dream of escaping the city to do something you feel passionate about sounds romantic getting there most certainly isn’t. There have been times recently where I have really questioned why I’m doing it. As you may have read in my previous blogs I’m still...