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Weird Career Paths

Zen investment banking, "reverse retirement", and doing 25 jobs before you're 25 - Ed Butler speaks to three people pursuing unusual paths through working life.

Zen investment banking, "reverse retirement", and doing 25 jobs before you're 25 - Ed Butler speaks to three people pursuing unusual paths through working life.

Michael Dobbs-Higginson, diagnosed with a terminal illness, looks back on a remarkable life that took him from a farmer's son in rural Zimbabwe, to a Buddhist monk, to chairman of the investment bank Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific.

Erik Schlimmer explains why he decided to postpone entering formal employment until his 40s, while 24-year-old Emma Rosen tells of her ambition to try out 25 different careers before she hits her quarter century.

(Picture: Repeated image of a man in bowler hat and suit holding an alarm clock gazing at himself in the mirror; Credit: cyano66/Getty Images)

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