October Has Been a Transition Month

Posted by Michael Michelini | Oct 31 2014 | Comments (0)

October Has Been a Transition Month It is no secret getting married and having a child is a life changer. It helps you to focus your business and “tune out the noise” in your life. I love it! Waking up to a wife, son, and my Chinese father in law is the most fulfilling and […]


Video Tour of Huaqiangbei Electronics Market in Shenzhen, China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 26 2014 | Comments (0)

I’ve been experimenting and actually enjoying doing video “blogging” as I wonder in various areas in Shenzhen these days. The famous electronics market, Hua Qiang Bei, is one I cannot stop thinking about to get into the video series. I know some prefer to read my text instead of watching a video (I used to […]


Buying from Hong Kong into Mainland China for Family – Mike’s new life (Video)

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 08 2014 | Comments (0)

Trying out this video blogging, been blogging on http://mikesblog.com since 2007 and think now I gotta step it up and talk on video! Here I discuss how I am regularly going to Hong Kong from Shenzhen, China to do business, but have my family asking me to carry back certain goods – a bit more […]


A Chinese Milestone: Miles Reaches 100 Days

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 01 2014 | Comments (8)

Been so appreciative to be a father and a husband. Living the mixed life of a Westerner and a “Local Chinese”, but feel a bit more local Chinese lately. As with everything I have noticed in my life, it is best to embrace than resist. My son Miles now has passed 3 months (born on […]


Following these 4 Points to be a good father “PCPF”

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 17 2014 | Comments (2)

Happy Sunday everyone. I’ve been hanging at home with the family almost the whole weekend. Even after just a couple months I have witnessed my son grow bigger and heavier. I can only imagine how fast he will grow up. And like many say – I appreciate my parents so much now – I think […]


1st Forbes China show – Interview with Zach Hoeken – FCS01

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 13 2014 | Comments (2)

This show was originally posted on Forbes China (in Chinese) and I will share it to the English audience here after it is published in Chinese Forbes. Welcome everyone to the Forbes China entrepreneur show – this is our first show and I am so excited to start this journey with all of you listeners […]


Cross Border Blogger Lifestyle – Why I have 3 Phones & All This Other Gear!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 13 2014 | Comments (2)

Typing this on the road in Beijing Airport – and I am not regretting carrying all this stuff. I use them almost daily – minus some of the wires / USBs – but they do help a lot I posted this photo on my social media a couple weeks ago and got a ton of […]


Rocked Beijing! Startup Weekend Beijing a Fun Success! (with video)

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 12 2014 | Comments (2)

Been to 3 startup weekends since my son was born just a couple months ago – and I love the chance to see the energy and passion in each city.  Beijing hasn’t had an official Startup Weekend for a couple years as the organizing team dissolved.  We re-built it a couple months ago and it […]


Covered in Chinese iPaper Magazine: “He came from New York, now a Shenzhen IT Entrepreneur”

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 01 2014 | Comments (0)

Recently I had some Chinese journalists visit me to see how my daily life and work was – it’s part of their website model to take business people, and document how they lives their business and personal lives.  It was published a few hours ago in China, in Chinese only, and I thought I would […]


Turning ideas to life, speaking at Mensa Hong Kong on Saturday July 19

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 14 2014 | Comments (0)

Download the presentation in pdf here I’m excited to speak this coming Saturday at the Hong Kong Mensa group about turning your ideas to life.   It will be a fun topic and I am sharing the info below for those interested to attend to check it out!  Free Group: Mensapreneurship  [ Entrepreneurship Workshop with Michael […]


5 Reflection Points After 6 weeks In as an American daddy in China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 13 2014 | Comments (0)

I think everyone knows becoming a parent is a life changer. I knew it as well going into this. Today i am sharing some of my experience and inspirations after 6 weeks of being a daddy. I have to say, i never knew when i would be ready to become a husband and a father. […]


Startup Weekend China is growing! Chengdu, Shanghai done, Beijing Coming

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 12 2014 | Comments (0)

One of the best and longest lasting enjoyments I have gotten from getting involved in the startup community in Shenzhen has been seeing the development of Startup Weekend grow in the Chinese market. I feel it is somewhat my obligation as an American in China involved in startups and entrepreneurship to do my best to […]


Need Help Bringing Baby Milk Powder & Diapers from Hong Kong into China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 10 2014 | Comments (2)

About a month and a half in as a new daddy, and have had friends asking me if they can help me by bringing in things from Hong Kong when they are coming in to China. So I will make this a blog post for a quick reference to send people who ask me, as […]


Will be a Forbes China Columnist Covering Entrepreneurs!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 09 2014 | Comments (2)

Life works in mysterious ways. I’m catching up with blogging after being on the road for a couple weeks (Chengdu and Shanghai Startup Weekends back to back) and having a baby! While in Shanghai, I visited the Forbes China office to meet the editor, Tang Wei Wei, and chat about things and keep in touch. […]


That Feeling You Get When You Hold Your Baby for the First Time (w/ video)

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 21 2014 | Comments (8)

This is what makes life living for. I promise it is one of the last “baby update” blogs for a while and I’ll get back on track. But really, this blog has always been titled “Happiness in Pursuit” and right now, this is a major milestone. After 26 days since my first born son, Miles, […]


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