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The Escape Manifesto: Quit Your Corporate Job - Do Something Different! [Paperback]

Escape The City
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Book Description

20 May 2013 Escape

LIFE IS SHORT; YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHANCE TO LIVE A GREAT ONE. BE BRAVE AND START SOMETHING YOU LOVE.


Does this sound familiar... You tick all the right boxes; school, university, corporate career. You have a sensible profession, a fancy job title, proud parents, decent salary, pricey holidays…but there’s a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right? A realisation that you’re not completely fulfilled? Surely you should be as happy as Larry – are you being ungrateful? HELL NO. You want a different life – no spreadsheets, no commute, no late nights at the office. But if not that…then what? That is exactly what Escape The City are here to do – show you what other options are open to you.

Escape The City is a community based website built around a simple concept: there is more to life than doing unfulfilling work in big corporate companies. The online platform is designed to help corporate professionals find exciting jobs, start their own businesses, and go on big adventures. The Escape Manifesto is here to support, inspire and encourage us all to make big and brave transitions in our lives. 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!

• Examines the reasons why so many people are unsatisfied with the corporate world
• Explores the alternatives and the common barriers to achieving your dreams
• Advice and support for making the transition to something new and developing a strategy for work and life
• Contains tons of real-life examples of people who have made the leap


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Product details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Capstone; 1 edition (20 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857083627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857083623
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,369 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

From the Inside Flap

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!


Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and Pratical! 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you want to quit corporate life 25 May 2013
By Matt
Format:Kindle Edition
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel like a cog in a corporate machine? 9 Dec 2013
By Mark O
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars A life changing read 2 Nov 2013
By Warden
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read as a starter 14 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I will be reading it again for inspiration, reading other people's experience and advice really helps.
Published 1 month ago by abigail young
5.0 out of 5 stars Live your life now
This was an excellent read representing the views of a large segment of people who are looking for a change but they are somehow trapped in their meaningless corporate jobs. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Inspirechange
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
A great book but probably needs to be read a few times to understand fully. Would still recommend it to others.
Published 6 months ago by Tuzzles
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm close to quitting!
Great book buy guys who seem to think like me! If you've had enough of the rat race or city life, perhaps it's time for a change.
Published 6 months ago by J. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, useful, inspirational. Highly recommended.
This book gave me the budge I needed. I had been thinking about taking a step out of the corporate world for about a year and I was putting it off, that is until a friend left work... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Selina
5.0 out of 5 stars There is no guidebook for career change – but this one comes closest
I was directed to Rob, Dom & Mikey’s blog after reading about Escape the City somewhere. Their story sounded very familiar – as a management consultant I recognized their struggles... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Andre Peschar
5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspiring career change book!
I listened to the audio version of this book and I loved it!
This book is very INSPIRING and SUPPORTIVE if you are undergoing a career change (as I am)! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gabija
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Work You LOVE is POSSIBLE!
This is much more than inspiration - which incidentally oozes off the pages - but expands into a practical how-to guide for getting you into work you love and closer to living the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by sharonsandman
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars. Awesome!
I have just finished reading this book and wow. I cannot recommend it enough if you're someone who hates their corporate job, had enough of the corporate environment and fed up... Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. Spring
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
Utterly inspiring and refreshing to find such forward thinking perspective life and work. This should be on the school syllabus!
Published 9 months ago by Freddie Douglas
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