When Is It A Good Idea to Leave Your Job?

When Is It A Good Idea to Leave Your Job?

Matt has talked about the mental battle that goes on when figuring out whether quitting your job will be a massive mistake. Rob has talked about picking the right business idea. We have been running our Startup MBA program for a year now, helping Escape the City...
How Can I Decide Whether I Should Do an MBA?

How Can I Decide Whether I Should Do an MBA?

I don’t know much about investing, but from what I hear, a lot of it seems to be about guessing: accepting that all you’ve got is an educated guess. I used to not know much about the MBA debate, but after writing a book about it, what I learnt is that the MBA decision...
What I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My Tech Startup

What I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My Tech Startup

Ed Hewitt is an Escape member who now runs WorldinLondon. Here is some of his story and some things he’s discovered along the way. I was an Oxford grad working as a commercial advisor for a big energy company. It was often interesting work, the hours and pay were good...
How Do I Pick The Right Startup Idea?

How Do I Pick The Right Startup Idea?

I get a lot of requests for advice from people considering quitting their jobs to start their own businesses. I am by no means an expert but I have spent almost five years building a business whose main objective is helping people escape unfulfilling jobs to make big...
What’s your Side Hustle? Introducing Secret Adventures.

What’s your Side Hustle? Introducing Secret Adventures.

My girlfriend’s brother, Madoc, recently took a sabbatical from working at Kids Company. In amongst leading various expeditions in Kenya and Tanzania he has also started organising small adventures in the UK – initially mainly with friends. He took a bunch...
The Write Move

The Write Move

[Note from Rob: I recently met Anna Timoney at Escape the City HQ. I was really impressed by her writing and asked her to write something for the Escape blog.] [If you’re a startup, SME or social enterprise looking for a copywriter – look no further. Have...
Will Quitting My Job Be a Massive Mistake?

Will Quitting My Job Be a Massive Mistake?

So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it. —Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes comic strip One of the most common questions I’m asked these days is a version of: “Was it was a mistake...

New Year – Newly refreshed Esc site

Over the past week we have launched some big updates to our main site. The objective of this post is to talk you through what has changed – and why – so you can continue to get the most out of your Escape the City account. Over the coming months the site...