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On Surfing and Startups

Applying the principles taken from a surfing addiction to the turbulent world of startups. Go with the flow Writing over a hundred years ago Jack London eloquently explained the best tactic to employ when you get hit by big waves: “The whole method of surf-riding and...

From 70-hour weeks to more sleep

Below is Julie’s story. Reading it might feel one step removed. If you’re thinking, “that’s alright for them but I’m not sure it would work for me,” we get it. Julie’s escape was uncertain and it was definitely difficult. Without a clear end point or...

Top 5 startup learnings: with community architect, Victoria Stoyanova

Victoria Stoyanova is a community architect, who helps both startups and big companies thrive through building strong communities and culture. Victoria also runs the London chapter of CreativeMornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community...

Inexperienced or unqualified? Start anyway: with marketing expert, Ed Fry

Ed Fry began creating websites and marketing online at the age of 15 from his bedroom. Each summer, he interned at Distilled, an online marketing agency, and eventually hustled his way to become the first employee of Inbound.org, (where he is now the general manager)....

The truth about startups: with serial entrepreneur, Jason Briscoe

Serial entrepreneur, Jason Briscoe, has launched numerous startups, including his own design studio, The Workshop, home-buying platform, Area, mixtape subscription service, Unreel.FM and community workshop, The Give. In this short film, Jason shares his startup story...

Exploring freelancing: with Joe Griston from Freelancer.com

Curious about freelancing? Joe Griston is the Director of People and Talent at Freelancer.com, a global crowdsourcing online marketplace, which allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can bid to complete. In this short film, Joe shares some advice and...

The future of work: with futurologist, Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation – particularly interested in the future of work. In this short film we ask Mark to share some tips on how people can thrive as our world of work evolves. Mark...

Escaping sports journalism to connect communities around the world

Escaping sports journalism to connect communities around the world Adam's Escape Story Adam is escaping sports journalism in mid-October to work full time on his latest project, AmbiGO. AmbiGO aims to connect communities around the world to help people achieve their...

Escaping secondary education to build a portfolio career

Laina escaped secondary teaching to pursue a portfolio career involving photography, youth coaching, and social enterprise. “Since escaping, I feel like I am the best version of myself.” Before I escaped, I was a secondary school teacher. I was pretty well-established...

Escaping corporate law to sail the world

Henry escaped law to launch Adventure Yachting, a startup that provides exotic and unique sailing expeditions worldwide. “I’ve wanted to work for myself for ages and now I’m finally doing it.” Before I escaped, I was working as a solicitor in the city. I...

15 top tips to help you pick the right business idea

A good startup isn’t just a good idea, it’s customer conversations, dogged determination and excellent execution. So how do you generate genuinely exciting business ideas? Have ideas that excite you and turn them into small realities as quickly as you can. Ideas on...
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