The Rob Symington talk on fear of failure and pursuing meaningful careers mentions his own personal experience co-founding Escape the City, an organization that connects professionals with non-corporate opportunities. The speaker is a former management consultant who left the corporate world to pursue his own passions and help others who were dissatisfied and bored with their conventional careers. He currently acts as the commercial lead at Escape the City, and also wrote a book, 'The Escape Manifesto.' In his present role, he deals with all things member-related and organizational facing.
Passionate about challenging the status quo, the entrepreneur is working on the Escape School, to provide more extensive support to his organization's members. The Rob Symington talk emphasizes the emotional risks with pursuing one's passions and the lessons he's learned on how to embrace uncertainty.