Know Your Enemy (Spolier Alert: It’s You)

Steve Errey shares his story. “I’m Fine, Thanks” is a movie about living an unconventional life. Grab your ticket for the London Premiere here. In the year 2001 the world stopped turning for me.  I didn’t speak for 3 months because I...

From private equity to organizing a marathon in Sierra Leone

Esc member Lewis Aldridge shares his story about going from private equity to organizing a marathon in Sierra Leone.  Two year’s ago today I decided to leave my job in private equity and go on a little adventure. As with all new challenges, half the fun comes...
Launching an events business in the year of the Olympics

Launching an events business in the year of the Olympics

Escape member Natalia Ikin worked in events in house for a large accountancy firm before realising she could offer the same service to a variety of clients and work for herself. Golborne Events was then launched and provides freelance support and event solutions for...
My 5 takeaways from yet another great Escape the City event

My 5 takeaways from yet another great Escape the City event

Last night was another fun sold-out event on food venture stories. Esc member Michal Bohanes reports. He is running a startup called Dinnr, teaching people how to cook by delivering all the ingredients they need to create a delicious dish at home.  The team at Escape...

Stephen’s story

Stephen Ridley escaped investment banking to be a musician. Check out his Hero profile here. 24 hours after quitting his job, he rolled an upright piano in the middle of one of London’s busiest streets and started playing. After 1 month he had been offered 9...

Going hammer and tongs – City to Site in a flash

Oli talks about “the logical progression from years in recruitment – oak frame carpentry, of course!” With the career crunch point looming, Oli decided to bail out of the City and head for the hills to start afresh designing and building sustainable...

How do you place big bets within your job?

After our event on finding your passion the other night, one of the attendees and members (Sam) emailed Rob talking about the blocks that stop people from escaping the corporate world – namely, the risk-averse culture perpetuated in many environments. We wanted...

How to Build a Business that Brings You Freedom

Vlad got in touch with us via Twitter – he’s an escapee-entrepreneur who has created a free course on how to design a scalable business, called 10 Steps to a Scalable Business.  Below he shares his thoughts on his six-week ‘workation’ – a...
How to find your passion & switch careers

How to find your passion & switch careers

Last night was another great event at the Hub Westminster, on finding passion and switching careers. It was our first event in a part-lecture, part-workshop format, and a really valuable and fun way for Rob and I to explore what we’re writing about in our...
What does it take to climb a mountain?

What does it take to climb a mountain?

The following is a guest post from Esc member Alfonso Giuliani. Alfonso is an attorney who left his law firm a few months ago to take time for himself, travel, and explore inspiring new directions in his life. Amongst his adventures in the past months, the most...