Alternative Education

How Mitch Esplin Launched an Amazing Career at Gravity without a College Degree

Mitch Esplin is still surprised. It’s been five years since he began working at this company, and he still can’t believe it. Talking to him, you get the sense he wakes up each morning feeling a little like Rip Van Winkle. “It’s hard to... |

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Code Nerd

How the Recession Helped Grant MacLeod Discover His Dream Job

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, Grant MacLeod knew from an early age that he didn’t quite fit in. “I would describe Santa Cruz as a skater or surfer-bum town,” he says. “It’s very relaxed, almost like an upscale hippie town. But I... |

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Freedom from Work

Why Yuri Prater Takes His Job(s) Seriously

Modern society delights in hating on Millennials. Although plenty of research has shown that this generation is worse off financially than their parents, despite being more educated and skilled, a stereotype persists that they are lazy, entitled, and... |

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