Life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter to you

Life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter to you

A small donation in the scheme of things, but a sizeable one for a startup… we’re really pleased to be putting a cheque for £1000 in the post to Sue at Brain Tumour Research. This donation was made possible by the huge turnout we had at our launch party....
A short guide to creating an online following

A short guide to creating an online following

Deciding to create a documentary was the easy bit. Figuring out how to get it off the ground, that’s been a little harder. But, within all of this I’ve learnt that creating an online following is essential to the success of my project. [If you’re looking to...
Google serves free food!

Google serves free food!

I had the distinct pleasure of having lunch with a friend at Google’s London HQ in Victoria last week (thank you!). I say that it was a pleasure because it was great to see her and we had a good old chat (obviously had nothing to do with my delicious lunch and...
Esc Update from India

Esc Update from India

Roly Bagnall – our 3rd ever Esc Hero from October 2009 – has kindly shared the following update with us. He left his London-based job with BNY Mellon in 2009 and moved to India to spend some time working in micro-finance. Check out his recent adventures...
Who are the leaders of tomorrow?

Who are the leaders of tomorrow?

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness… has genius… power… and magic in it. Begin it now!” There are wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a climate change crisis and international terrorism, interfaith conflicts and a flawed economic system, widespread...

Initiative, Action, Commitment

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one...
The art of blogging

The art of blogging

Welcome the new Escape the City blog. Over the next two weeks the entire site will be coming online, starting with this – our revamped weblog. We wanted to introduce this new structure with a quick post to explain what we’re aiming to achieve by blogging....

Why have we started Escape the City?

Because, because, because… Because when we were planning to move on from our corporate jobs 12 months ago we realised that there are masses of resources to help you get that dream mainstream job, but not much that actually helps you transition away from it if...