Lessons from Rework

We both really enjoyed reading Rework by the team at 37 Signals (Jason Fried and David HH). It’s a fantastic book, you can read it in a plane journey, and it’s hugely relevant for anyone starting a small business (in fact, for anyone working in a business...

Until one is committed…

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. 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 definitely commits oneself, then...
Create value. Have a mission.

Create value. Have a mission.

I had a really interesting interview this week with Noemi Pezderka who is doing a Phd on entrepreneurial business models (obviously Team Esc was flattered to be interviewed !). She seemed to like what we’re doing and we had a fun conversation about what prompts...
Our Story #3 – Eureka!

Our Story #3 – Eureka!

This is the third in a series of blog posts which track the story behind Escape the City from the original idea through to what we’ve built today. This instalment covers – June 2009 – when we read something that showed us how to turn the beginnings of an idea into a...
Our Next Esc Wednesday: 12th Jan

Our Next Esc Wednesday: 12th Jan

Hello everyone – we’re looking ahead to next year and are planning the first of our 2011 Esc Wednesdays: A free introduction to our exciting Escape Coaching programme. We are now at capacity – please email team@escapethecity.org if you want to...

The Big Escape Picture: 13 Dec

The story behind the picture: Travelling through Kyrgyzstan on a beat-up old bus, I was reading a text book on mountaineering. Arguably I should have done this before attempting the first British ascent of a 6,000-metre peak but better late than never. One piece of...
The Escape Committee

The Escape Committee

Something remarkable is happening in a room in a famous old club in WC2, London. Six highly skilled corporate professionals are gathered round a table plotting their Escapes. Each member is committed to their plan – to “Do Something Different”.  They’re ready, willing...

Looking for a band…

Hi everyone, We’ve got our big Escape winter party coming up in January and we’re looking for a band. The evening is called ‘Start Something You Love’ – click here to see what we’ve got planned. Last year we were chuffed to have The...
Start Something You Love

Start Something You Love

Hi guys – this is a quick message to let you know that we’ve got something really exciting planned for the evening of Wednesday 19th January 2011. The line-up: 4 inspirational speakers 2 high-profile entrepreneurs and 2 v. impressive adventurers 1 awesome...

The Big Escape Picture: 6 Dec

This is one of our most exciting success stories. Harry recently got a job managing Guludo Beach Lodge in Mozambique with his girlfriend, Caitlin. Big Esc love to them both and best of luck with it all. Can’t wait to come and stay! Some great advice: “If...