Failing in China’s harsh start up climate is an all too common occurrence for foreigners with the guts to chase success in the Middle Kingdom. This week’s guest, TR Harrington, the founder of Darwin Marketing, shares with us the hard things he learned along the way: breaking up with business partners, optimizing deal terms with stakeholders, raising money just before the financial crisis, and ending his journey on a high by being acquired by iProspects!

Understanding the highs of serendipity in Shanghai, TR discusses how to pivot your business, the change in the marketing landscape, and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

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