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Do You Know What Kills More Dreams Than Failure?

If you conquer it, you can achieve more in your life

Illustrations by John P. Weiss

Microsoft founder Bill Gates once gave a speech in Beijing, China. A boy named Jia Jiang listened to the speech and was impressed. So much so that he wrote down a plan to become a successful entrepreneur. He even planned to buy the entire Microsoft company someday.




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John P. Weiss

John P. Weiss

I write elegant essays about life, which I illustrate with whimsical cartoons, fine art, and classic black & white photography.

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