About 20 years ago, my life was in transition. I’d worked full time for a nonprofit agency for a couple of years. The work was grueling and involved a lot of traveling. My boss was a supremely driven man who had little interest in life outside work and expected the rest of us to be the same.
I wasn’t. I had finished university, written a book, ended a bad relationship and felt genuinely free for the first time in a long time. I wanted to work for the property rights of poor South Africans, but I a