My Datsusara Journey Begins

Datsusara (脱サラ) is the Japanese term used to describe leaving life as a salaryman and moving on to do something completely different. It’s not used in the case of moving for more money, out of boredom or due to termination of employment; it’s used to exemplify the act of pursuing a childhood dream or having a moment of inspiration that leads to a completely different career path.

As you may have worked out by now, this post is about me moving on from my current role as Product Manager at 7digital after almost 5 years there to start a company, Knowsis, with two friends . The reasons for me leaving are very much in line with the principles of Datsusara – starting a company is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and a few things have happened recently which have made me realise that there is never going to be a right time to do these things and we need to get out there and Just Do It™ 

Oh, and if anyone has a spare meeting room or some desk space in Central London that we can borrow for the whole day on Wednesday this week it would be much appreciated.

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2 Comments on “My Datsusara Journey Begins”

  1. welcome fellow Datsusara. if you ever need some gear email me and i’ll give you a discount on my Datsusara brand bags, yep, loved the idea so much i named the company after it.
    good luck, it’s a worthy quest!

  2. Takeo Mori says:

    It’s interesting how a Japanese word that has Japanese and English mixed together gets used by people of English-speaking countries.

    Good luck on the Datsusara. I’m trying to get there as well.


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