Interview with “Escape the City” Co-Founder Robert Symington

Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with entrepreneurs Robert Symington and Martin Bjergegaard.

Robert is the Co-Founder of Escape the City, an online community that aims to help the people who feel stuck in their corporate lives escape their cubicles, and find positions elsewhere where they may find more personal fulfillment and value. In relation to his company, Robert co-authored The Escape Manifesto, which tells people how he and his fellow Escape the City co-founders overcame their own barriers and anxieties of leaving their lucrative corporate jobs, and how others can do the same.

Martin Bjergegaard is a serial entrepreneur who escaped his own corporate job in order to find a more desirable work life. His CMI award-winning book Winning Without Losing, provides 66 strategies for achieving work life balance from successful entrepreneurs around the world. Martin is currently the Co-founder of Pine Tribe.

Take a look at the video below where we discuss how “Escape the City” is helping over 150,000 people find value in their work, how it’s normal to get stuck in corporate life, and how escaping a hedge fund can result in Chicken and Champagne.


Philip Trampe
12 Feb 2014

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