The Imposter

By Tamim Ansary I went to Reed College around the same time as Steve Jobs and recently, after a reading I did in which I mentioned this fact, someone asked me what Jobs was like.  I had no idea.  If I ever crossed paths with him, I was not aware of it.  He was just […]

Early Retirement

By Tamim Ansary If you’ve seen the show Portlandia,  you know how it starts.  Two people are recollecting a time when one could be content to be unambitious, sleep till eleven, hang out with friends, and have no occupation except maybe working in a coffee shop a couple of hours a week.  One of them […]