11 Ways to Use Big Finance to Help the World

This post is fantastic. Brett Veerhusen, Esc’s biggest fan from the other side of the pond, is currently working for BlueEnergy Group, writing for La Vida Idealist, and being kind enough to be Esc Hero profiled here and to write words of wisdom for our blog....
Remember that every journey begins with a single step

Remember that every journey begins with a single step

Just a quick moment to say thank you to the artist Oliver Malin for this insightful and thought-provoking post about life, success, doubt, and finding what you really want to do with your time. Oliver was also kind enough to complete our rigourous Esc Hero interview...
Finding Inspiration The Hard Way

Finding Inspiration The Hard Way

Curled up in a foetal position, sleeping bag sealed off overhead, helplessly shaking from the cold, I drift in and out of sleep, longing for daylight to arrive. An eternity goes by before the occasional bird tweets and the slowly brightening tent walls signal the...

Anecdotes

Someone recently asked us what are some of the most exciting things that happened to us while we were developing the idea behind Esc and building the website. Obviously, every time someone emails us to say ‘Hi, we really like your concept’ we’re...
‘We’re gonna start a revolution…’

‘We’re gonna start a revolution…’

“How should today’s business leverage what is being learned about the social web? Certainly what is going on today is more than just social media marketing, limited to marketing and community outreach efforts. Some of the leading thinkers in this area believe...
Do it for yourself

Do it for yourself

I’ve been a fan of Hugh Macleod’s since I stumbled across him earlier this year. I read this in his book (chapter 23, page 93) today: “Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.” “Everybody is too busy with their own lives to give a damn about...
Snapshots from Central America

Snapshots from Central America

“We are approaching a moment in history when if we do not stop and think about our everyday actions, the future we will leave for the next generation will be very bleak indeed.” “I am working for the international NGO The Rainforest Alliance. I am...
Cycling to the World Cup

Cycling to the World Cup

I am a 27 year old chartered surveyor currently between jobs. I decided to use this opportunity to take on a challenge of a different sort that would test me mentally and physically, and enable me to raise lots of money for some really good causes – LandAid...