Then Ali will figure out his next chapter. Whatever it is, while journalism is under attack on many fronts, I know that Ali will uphold the high standard that he has set for the rest of us. Here's his "On to Life 2.0" exit letter:
As for my future, the honest answer is, I am in the middle of figuring it out. The good part is I have lots of choices; the bad part is that I have lots of choices. Very likely it will be another startup, in a larger media and marketing space. But in the immediate future, you will see my head pop up in places like Iceland, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Socotra Island (Google it!) and other parts of Central Asia. That’s the head-clearing trip of a lifetime, for the summer months after I finish here.