Barack Obama turns 54 today, so we’re celebrating his birthday with four of our favorite stories about – and one written by – our president. From carving out family time in the White House, to building a Washington-based geek squad, take a closer look at the man we call Commander-in-Chief.

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Lessons from a Life


As part of their The Life of Man issue, Esquire asks the president about interracial relationships and America’s biggest challenges.

How the Presidency Made Me a Better Father


America’s busiest spouse shares what he’s learned about balancing family and career.

Faith and Family Values


Obama’s former religious affairs director reveals how the president stays calm in the storm.

Obama and his Geeks

Fast Company

Obama’s tech startup doesn’t have a name, but it is 140 people strong – and growing.