Reasons for not making it may be countless and frustrating, but the reasons to keep going are even more numerous and rewarding. Just like the podcast itself, this blog aims to share both sides of that struggle through relatable stories, motivating articles, and most importantly your personal contributions.

With no previous experience except for having frequented the theater as a boy, at the age of seventeen I directed a play with a cast of friends and classmates. It was presented informally at our high school and also in a more suitable space, open to the public. The play was called Dress Rehearsal: it touched on the...

Before launching Microsoft, Bill Gates was a Harvard University dropout and co-owner of a failed business called Traf-O-Data. As Paul Allen relates in a Newsweek piece, "Traf-O-Data was a good idea with a flawed business model. It hadn't occurred to us to do any market research, and we had no idea how hard it would be to get capital commitments...

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