Escape Diary #8: D-Day, Handing in the resignation

Escape Diary #8: D-Day, Handing in the resignation

It’s amazing how you can be so confident about something up until the point at which you actually have to do it. This has never been so true as when I handed my resignation in last week. It felt like I was standing on the edge yet the final jump was the toughest. It’s...
Escape Diary #7: Four ways to be Inspired

Escape Diary #7: Four ways to be Inspired

I was talking with a friend of mine this week and naturally, as conversations tend to do these days, we drifted onto the subject of how much he hated his job. When challenged if he was going to do anything about it he replied “I’m waiting for inspiration,...
What Escape the City learnt at RGS Explore 2009

What Escape the City learnt at RGS Explore 2009

I am faced with a tricky challenge. I want to write a summary of the Royal Geographical Society’s Explore 2009 weekend (this past weekend). How do I do this when I have a thousand different thoughts in my head inspired by the different talks, workshops and people that...

Jungle Dreams and Staying in the Black

Jungle Dreams and Staying in the Black London is mega expensive. So how do I keep my head above water without a full-time job? Following the dream I’ve set aside 12 months to plan and film an expedition based documentary in the jungles of French Guiana. I knew that if...
What if we knew we were free to go further?

What if we knew we were free to go further?

OK – so they are selling TVs – but quite a good ad with a cool message. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWn_bDWgIfw IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS VIDEO AT WORK — SORRY — SOME INTRANETS FILTER THEM...

52 great (borrowed) bits of advice for any start-up

These bits of advice come from a big sheet on the wall in Esc HQ. They have been collected throughout 2009 and reflect a lot of reading about what it takes to start your own thing. Most of them have come from someone else’s book, blog post, magazine article,...