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How Do You Make Big Decisions?

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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 I’m actually doing with my life. Like, long-term. One specific debate I’ve been having with myself is whether or not to go to graduate school. I’ve been flirting with…

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Finding Color in the Grey

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It was a Friday night and he was at a plush Mayfair nightclub, feeling a lot older than his 28 years. He tipped his head back and shook the ice from his vodka into his mouth, glancing at the grinding couples in front of him, thinking about how something that had once seemed really fun now seemed incredibly fake. (Girls…

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Why She Left Google

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I really enjoyed reading Why I Left Google by 27-year-old Ellen Huerta – since I work withEscape the City, she eloquently articulated the shape of a tale I hear in some form or another pretty much every day. The story goes like this: a chronic overachiever has landed their way into a corporate job – one that (they believe) outsiders admire for…

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Dear 21-Year-Old Me

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Hi there, 21-year-old self. Well, THIS doesn’t feel self-absorbed. I was at an Escape the City event at Adam Street Clubin London last night and I met this recent graduate – she had a sweet face, nervous laugh, and she kind of asked me for career advice. When I say ‘ask’ I mean she and I were talking about career trajectories…

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How To Transition Into Social Enterprise

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At Escape the City, we’re often asked by our members about how they can transition into careers in social enterprise, CSR and not-for-profits. On September 9th, we ran one of our Adam Street Club events with On Purpose, a London-based social enterprise leadership development program. Here are some nuggets of advice from the evening. Tom Rippin, On Purpose CEO After some years researching…

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A Life Less Bullshit: Interview With Nicole Antoinette

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“Societally, we glorify huge life overhauls. TV shows like Clean Sweep and The Biggest Loser give us the impression that we can completely transform ourselves in a relatively short period of time. Magazine headlines promise that you’re just ’30 days away from an entirely new body!’” says runner-blogger-coach Nicole Antoinette. “At the heart of it, we’ve become a culture of people who demand enormous results…

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