How to survive as a digitally nomadic couple

How to survive as a digitally nomadic couple

Mish and Rob are freelance writers and web development project managers. Since March, they’ve been completely location independent – giving them the freedom to travel wherever they want to go, whenever they want. They’re happy to admit to being...

VIDEO: Intro to London startup scene

Earlier this month, Rob Fitzpatrick gave a brilliant overview and introduction to the London startup scene. You can now watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/48359794 Transcripts are also available here. Rob Fitzpatrick: Intro to the London startup scene from Escape...

Why do people stay in jobs they hate?

You might have seen that Rob’s currently writing the Escape book. I was reading through some of your contributions around this question: why do people stay in jobs they hate? Check out what Andrew, Muffadal, and Pete had to say in the comments section and let us...
Why I am helping organise the Alt. Career Festival

Why I am helping organise the Alt. Career Festival

Quentin Johns is Head of Sales and Marketing at Hub Westminster (ex-conjurer and international retail manager) – he writes below about why he’s helping to organise the Alternative Career Festival in London on September 15th, which you can check out here. ...
How to Get to the North Pole: Preface

How to Get to the North Pole: Preface

Tim Moss is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and world record holder. His own adventures include the first and first British ascents of mountains in Siberia and the Andes; travelling around the world using eighty different transport methods; and crossing the...
4 Lessons from the Warm Heart of Africa

4 Lessons from the Warm Heart of Africa

Humphrey was an executive director at an investment bank in London and is currently doing a charity bike ride through France and Spain. Below he talks about what he learned during a three-month assignment as a business consultant in Malawi. This post is aimed at...
Listen up soldier! 3 Army lessons on Escaping the City

Listen up soldier! 3 Army lessons on Escaping the City

Esc member Tak Lo is originally from Hong Kong and the USA, but fell in love with London and has lived here for the past 3 years.  In his former lives, he jumped out of helicopters with the US Army and held PowerPoint and Excel black belts as a consultant and...