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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Capstone; 1 edition (20 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857083627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857083623
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An intensely practical guide, encouraging you to stick to your guns and strive for something different."  (Elite Business, May 2013)

“Seriously inspirational. A revolutionary handbook for the unfulfilled workers of the world.”
Roman Krznaric, Author of How to Find Fulfilling Work and Co-Founder of The School of Life

“Do as they say and do as they do. These guys have the keys to the chain that's keeping you locked to your desk. Time to escape.”

Jeff Jarvis, Author of What Would Google Do?

“A wonderful resource for anyone looking to move away from the corporate world and into a job they love. This guide will help you take that leap once and for all.”

Alexis Grant, Entrepreneurial Writer and Managing Editor of Brazen Life

“The Escape Manifesto really is a must-read for anyone sitting in their cubicle daydreaming about what else could be.”

Chris Mooney, Ex-IBM, Ex-Citigroup

“If you feel stuck and helpless, just commit to one thing – read this book. Everyone has a choice to find joy in their work; Rob, Dom, and Mikey have conveniently paved the road towards that.”

Julie Clow, Author of The Work Revolution

“The Escape Manifesto is a potent reminder of the power of initiative over procrastination. Do something. Start by reading this book.  But to change your life, then go out and do something different!”
Rob Archer, Founder of The Career Psychologist

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Rob, Dom and Mikey were fed up with the corporate treadmill. When they decided to change careers, they looked for a website to help them escape – except there wasn’t one. So they started their own. Three years later and they have started a movement called Escape the City. Over 100,000 people have joined www.escapethecity.org in pursuit of exciting and unconventional careers. They are the first online start–up in the world to raise more than £500,000 in investment equity crowdfunding – and they did this entirely from their own membership. The Escape Manifesto is the book that the guys wish they had read three years ago on the London Underground when they were commuting back and forth from their corporate cubicles. It is an inspirational call to action, packed with practical advice and encouragement. If you work in a corporate job that doesn’t make you tick and you have ever wondered whether there is more to life, this book is for you. Step off the corporate treadmill – find an exciting job, start your own business, or go on a big adventure. Stop dreaming, start planning and do something different!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Claire L 1 on 3 Jun 2013
Format: Paperback
I won a copy of this book with an entry saying I needed a kick up the arse! The book is less a kick up the arse and more a comfort blanket that says "yes it's OK to feel that the corporate life is not for you" but that does not stop it being an inspirational and practical read.

It's worth buying a copy, just for the index of useful websites at the back. Some of the financial advice may seem obvious to me now I've gone through one redundancy, one sacking and one extended length of travelling,but I really wish someone had hammered the idea that "saving is a generally a good thing" into my brain earlier on in my career.

About to try and persuade my mum to buy her miserable management consultant god-son a copy!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 25 May 2013
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Got the book last week after a tough and long day at work and after reading this I was tempted to had in my notice the following day!
An excellent read and really makes you think that you are on this planet for a short time so what's the point of doing a mundane corporate job when there are now so many opportunities to follow your dream and follow your passion.
For people looking to quit and go it alone it gives some great advice and pointers to help you make your dream a success but also is realistic it that not everything is a bed of roses and it will require hard work and most likely in the first few years a reduction of disposable income.
Anyway a great read that really makes you take a long hard look at corporate life...........and then realise its best to escape!
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Are you stuck in a job you don't love? Want to do something different? Get this book now to start the journey to a more fulfilled you.

This book is not only inspirational but immensely helpful in turning your dreams into a success. A very practical must read if you know there's more to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark O on 9 Dec 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It encouraged me to attend an Escape the City event and I have since recommended both the book and online community to friends & colleagues. I regularly return to key sections of the book when I feel I need a dose of inspiration - usually on the way to my job in the City. It is practical, useful and inspiring to anyone thinking there must be more to life than being another cog in a corporate machine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juan Antonio on 18 Nov 2013
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The Book is filled with many examples of professionals leaving their "corporate jobs" to live an adventure, run their own businesses or simply slow down their lives. The book is concerned about the current "State of Job" and offers different views about how to manage your career (and even your life!) without pushing you to leaver your job inmediately: they ask you to think about what you want to do, how much money you have to save for your escape, etc
A good read if you re planning a different move in your life and career
J
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Warden on 2 Nov 2013
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I read this book after being stuck at a cross roads with my career. I can only say that since reading it I've made some amazing decisions and I'm finally doing what I want. It's a fantastic read with excellent advice to everyone. Life is short and this book makes you realise it. It will change you for the good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G on 1 Nov 2013
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I lost track of the number of times I stopped to read out passages to my wife expressing the exact same thoughts and emotions as I’d been feeling myself, it’s always good to know you’re not the first to have felt this way. I’m mid-escape currently, but after reading this have a much clearer picture of what to do next and where to focus my efforts. The book is well structured with practical tips on sorting your finances and building your ‘escape fund’ and having got a bit carried away with the highlighter whilst reading I now have a clear to-do list of what comes next. Along the way there’s a healthy body of quotes from previous escapees and entrepreneurs, with equal parts wit and good advice to get you through the highs and lows of your own escape. If you think there’s more to life than working in the city then buy it now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna Prountzou on 14 Aug 2013
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This book is good for people looking to make changes in their lives, but limited to professionals. I guess that goes without saying as it is in the title. It is well written and clear, however I think it is aimed at a certain group of people and therefore not necessarily that useful to me. Overall I think the main points can be applied to most people, so if you are looking at making a change, then do read this book.
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