About Escape Hatch

Escape Hatch will inspire you with new ideas and hands-on advice around work, jobs and money. I cover topics such as passive income, DAOs, finding your calling, explore beliefs around money, and much more.

I want to give you the confidence you’ll need in order to escape the rat race and live a healthier, wealthier, more fulfilled life.

Who am I?

I’m Owen, an English guy spending most of my time in London and Berlin. I believe in personal financial independence, freedom of speech and our innate right to privacy.

I’ve spent most of my life working for a mix of tech startups and corporations as a software developer (full-stack web), designer, and team lead.

These days I am a part-time advisor to companies I admire and respect, as well as being an aspiring writer! I also give talks about Bitcoin and decentralisation at universities and conferences.

I believe

  1. Work should be re-designed from first principles.

  2. Working full-time is archaic and anti-human. We need better alternatives!

  3. You cant't be controlled if you are financially free.

  4. Your beliefs around money affect your wealth more than anything else.

  5. Dating and hiring are very similar. For any relationship to succeed both sides need common values and complementary talents.

  6. Everyone can build multiple income streams over time.

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Affiliate disclosure

Escape Hatch will be funded through a mix of affiliate links and an optional monthly paid subscription for those who want more tips, encouragement and advice.

If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, I may receive a commission (at no cost to you). For example, as an Amazon Associate I will earn money from qualifying purchases made in some countries.

My promise to you

I will never recommend a book I haven’t read or a product or service I haven’t used myself. My reputation is my most valuable asset and it is not for sale at any price.

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How to escape a job you don't love and become healthier, wealthier and happier.


Owen Barnes

How to escape a job you don't love and live a healthier, wealthier, happier life