How Do You Make Big Decisions?

How Do You Make Big Decisions?

How Do You Make Big Decisions? This post originally appeared on July 19th, 2013. I spent last week in Manhattan; detached from my regular day-to-day context in London. When I’m in travel mode, I find it way easier to spontaneously zoom out on what it is that...

How to Get Rid of What Weighs You Down

How to Get Rid of What Weighs You Down The argument that we can’t purchase happiness and meaning is at the root of this book by the Minimalists. They’re a couple of inspiring guys from the States who have an interesting escape tale of their own, which I’m...

Hello from Lapland

Esc member @James Borrell spoke to us a little last year, when he was barely a year on from graduating and ‘loving Monday mornings!‘ He emailed me an update on his journey and I wanted to post it here because it’s got some inspiring messages laced...

Reaching “peak bullshit”

Reaching "peak bullshit" You might have a boss that makes you want to ignore your alarm clock and stay at home all day long. You might have a great boss and amazing colleagues but feel completely unmotivated by the tasks you perform each day. I speak to a lot of...
3 Links of the Week

3 Links of the Week

3 Links of the Week Every Thursday, we release a weekly dose of our top links on alternative careers, entrepreneurship and adventure via the Escape School list. Sometimes the best way to start escaping is by educating yourself on the world beyond the cubicle and we...

Everything (I Wish) I Said in London

Everything (I Wish) I Said in London Last week, Escape Hero Matthew Trinetti gave a talk at Adam Street Club on escaping to build a life travelling the world. Here are some of his notes from preparing for the talk.  One of the most important things I want to stress...

It all started with tupperware

I got this email in my inbox today and wanted to share it as it seems to exemplify what I hear a lot of members talking about in terms of what brought them to our site. We’ve recently put together a resources page for the links we often find ourselves...
Technical Co-Founders Seek Entrepreneur

Technical Co-Founders Seek Entrepreneur

Today, the team at Makeshift, a multi-product startup based in London, are launching http://win.bitsy.io/. Can you guess what it is? That’s right! Makeshift are giving one ambitious entrepreneur the opportunity to join their team as an equal co-founder of Bitsy, the...