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Kate Andrews
Around the world in 80 ways

Kate refused to believe that travelling the world had to involve flying. And that is how she found herself on-board a cargo shi...

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Kate Andrews
Sam Wood
Escaping the 9-5 to become documentary presenter and cycle guide around Europe

I escaped 9-5 work to make cycling expedition documentaries with my two brothers and run a cycle touring company.

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Sam Wood
Paul Archer
I quit my job to drive around the world in a black cab

One day I walked into work, quit my job and set off to http://www.itsonthemeter.com/drive to Australia in a London taxi. Fiftee...

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Paul Archer
Patrick Richmond
Chasing my dream job - law to adventure

When Patrick Richmond qualified as a solicitor he knew it was not for him. He eventually found an ad on Escthecity for managers...

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Patrick Richmond
David Bartram
From consultancy to crèches, and banking to the big society

David Bartram escaped the world of Consultancy and Banking by joining On Purpose, a one year development programme designed to ...

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David Bartram
Nina Elvin-Jensen
From the City to my kitchen table - and littledelivery.com

Nina set out to be successful in the City; become a professional and start working her way up the ladder to those big pay chequ...

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Nina Elvin-Jensen
Rodney Schwartz
Rod Schwartz builds social investment bank

After 15 years in the wilderness, journeying from investment banking through to venture capital, I eventually came to find that...

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Rodney Schwartz
Stephen Ridley
Stephen Ridley - swapping the suit for the stage!

Stephen Ridley escaped Investment Banking to be a musician. 24 hours after quitting his job, he rolled an upright piano into th...

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Stephen Ridley
Hugo Sandon
Financial search consultant starts meditation and yoga place

Hugo Sandon escaped financial search and recruitment after a burnout to set up a retreat place, Beacon Bank Farm, to do a six m...

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Hugo Sandon
Elizabeth Presson
New New Yorker helps others break out of the cubicle

Liz Presson knew that there had to be something to tie all of her passions together. She knew she loved start-ups, tech, yoga, ...

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Elizabeth Presson
Ashley Gallman
From 19th century art to 21st century tech

Ashley Gallman had spent several years in the traditional art business at Sotheby's and an Upper East Side Gallery when she rea...

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Ashley Gallman
Louise Chester
Ex-City Director teaches 'the edge' through Mindfulness

A long-term Mindfulness practitioner, Louise quit as Global Head of Telecoms and Media for RCM to start a retreat for the weary...

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Louise Chester
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