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FORWARD, ALWAYS FORWARD

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

—BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

When Hugo Shong, the global chairman of IDG Capital in China, stepped to the microphone, he quickly became choked up with emotion. Shong stood before a small crowd of invited guests at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT on an unusually mild January evening in 2017. He was there to celebrate the acquisition of IDG by a consortium of IDG Capital, Shong’s Beijing-based venture capital firm, and China Oceanwide Holdings Group, a major Chinese business conglomerate. Pat McGovern had died nearly three years earlier, and his passing triggered a protracted and sometimes ...

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