2014 Year in Review

Posted by Michael Michelini | Dec 17 2014 | Comments (6)

I have really been slowing down on my blog here, have been putting the Hong Kong and China business posts on Global From Asia blog and podcast and also deep into my work at Social Agent which is now Unchained Apps. But I will still be posting on the blog here more for a personal […]


Speaking At PostMortem Hong Kong on Failure Experiences: “Zombie”

Posted by Michael Michelini | Nov 21 2014 | Comments (0)

Recap of the PostMortem Hong Kong event we had today Nov 22, 2014. Borrowed the bio’s from the Post Mortem website and then I write up a recap of each of the sessions and what I learned. Martin Kessler, Phonejoy Martin was extremely open with his session, getting everyone a bit emotional. Discussing how he […]


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 […]


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