From unemployed grad to founding partner

Here’s the story of Anton Chernikov, who went from being an unemployed graduate to a founding partner of a social enterprise that has generated a deal flow of over £1million in its first year. When I graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) in...

7 steps to quit your life and reboot

Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs, a company that helps leaders and organizations connect with their vision and purpose. She combines the tools of business and conflict resolution to help create products, services and cultures that reflect the things that...

4 reasons people fail at freelancing

Rob Johnson is the Founder of Makers Academy (www.makersacademy.com), a highly intensive 10-week academy in London that teaches complete novices everything they need to become entry-level web developers. I hear this all the time, “I’m going to teach myself how to...

From a corporation to conservation

Escapee Lola has put her escape plan into action this year and handed in her notice in November. She is leaving the UK for Netherlands and hopes to apply her marketing skills in sustainability sector. Working her notice period, she came across an org announcement for...

Dine your way out of the City

Kate Jackson is an ex-City lawyer who left the suits, books and courtroom behind to launch party dating website ClickTonight. She has since launched TableCrowd, a real life social network where you can meet people over food. She lives and breathes dating, eating out,...

What’s it like never to have a proper job?

Duncan Milligan runs Tour de Force, specialising in Adventure Logistics (www.tourdeforceuk.com)  He has spent more than 10 years getting involved in ridiculous travel projects and events. He has no illusions about being a rufty, tufty rugged explorer, instead rather...

How to Look for Adventure

Jon Beardmore works as a freelance project management consultant, while taking career breaks to maintain an adventurous lifestyle. Here, Jon talks about his next adventure. Are you looking to escape part-time? My name is Jon and I’m a project manager in the rail...

Escape Methods I Have Known And Loved

Becky Bradley, director of a London surf club, talks about her favorite ways to escape as well as her time in the Surf Cooperative. Running a surf club out of London always raises a few eyebrows but that is exactly what I do with the Surf Cooperative. I work part-time...

6 Things I Learned Since Escaping Big Law

Amber, a recovering tax attorney, escaped her career to travel the world, with her husband in tow. After 5 months in, she talks about what she has learned so far. She blogs at www.WithHusbandInTow.com and  www.EscapeThePredictableLife.com. About 5 months ago, I quit...