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Miles is going to have a sister (or brother?) – We’re Expecting Our 2nd Baby!

Freaking out as I type this – but we’re ready to announce – we’ll be having another kid! About a month ago Wendy was feeling it and we got it checked and it’s confirmed. I am so excited, and love being a daddy. I think having another kid with Miles will be great, and they’ll be a bit less than 2 years apart – which I think is perfect. Funny thing is we’ll be traveling in USA again when she’s pregnant, and at about the same time in the pregnancy (4- 5 months). Heck ya, another kid. But of course … Continue reading Miles is going to have a sister (or brother?) – We’re Expecting Our 2nd Baby!

Sunday Morning Late August Reflections

I’ve been journaling and not sharing it online. A lot lately. Today’s I wrote and didn’t expect to share it, but about halfway through I thought this might be a good read for someone. Week Plan It is the last week of August? Or at least the last full one. Things will start to cool down. Summer is over. The summer has felt a bit like a transition period. Not just for me, but others around me. Or maybe I am just becoming more aware of my surroundings. Over halfway through the year (65% according to my morning journal). My … Continue reading Sunday Morning Late August Reflections

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Win Free Tickets To Shanghai, China Scrum Alliance 2015!

Win Free Tickets – My friend and Advisor Steve Forte is coming to Shanghai Sept to be a Keynote Speaker at the Scrum Alliance Gathering. Really wish I could attend myself but I’ll be traveling in USA. So, How to win? Read on, my friend! Event details can be found here: Official Event Website is What Is The Scrum Alliance? Scrum Alliance® is a membership organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum. We are an organization of more than 400,000 members around the world, and more people joining every day, you always … Continue reading Win Free Tickets To Shanghai, China Scrum Alliance 2015!

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Launched Big Update on Written Chinese’s WCC Dictionary Mobile App

Excited to announce the company I’m part of has a product launch of a massive update for a learning Chinese app – WCC Dictionary – with a big update in the UI other features, if you’re coming to China, or in China, try it out – so many free features you can pretty much use it without ever paying! I use it to study Chinese each morning – as I posted here on how I learn Chinese with the app Enjoy it – and let me know if you have any feedback!   Dear Editor, Written Chinese is an online … Continue reading Launched Big Update on Written Chinese’s WCC Dictionary Mobile App

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Interviewed on RTHK’s Money For Nothing Radio Show

Last week (Friday morning) I was invited as a guest on RTHK’s Radio show “Money for Nothing”. Was a different experience from my time podcasting, as it is so rushed. But was an amazing experience with the professional setup right in downtown Hong Kong. What is RTHK? RTHK is Radio Television Hong Kong, it is an official network for radio and TV in the Special administrative region. What is Money for Nothing? Money for Nothing show is a financail show that is in the morning. Talking about the financial markets, what happened in the US and Europe markets the day … Continue reading Interviewed on RTHK’s Money For Nothing Radio Show

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Amazing Time at Rise Conference in Hong Kong

It’s been a couple weeks now since the Rise Conference happened here in Hong Kong. It has taken me about that much time to catch my breath – what an overwhelming time for entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts. And a big win for the Hong Kong startup scene, finally getting some much needed exposure. Today I’m just going to randomly share some of the things I saw and learned. My buddy @casey_lau w/paddycosgrove kicking off #Riseconf Hong Kong startup conference , energy so high — Michael Michelini (@michelini) July 31, 2015 What’s The Rise Conference? Sure, first you may … Continue reading Amazing Time at Rise Conference in Hong Kong

The Random Benefits From Random Blogging

The randomness of this blog is still helpful. People often ask me why I bother blogging, especially so rather open about my life and troubles. Most of that openness has been right here on this site you’re reading this. Guess that is what this is for, a place for me to put things out there – for my own satisfaction, and to let anyone else curious enough to also read it. Started blogging here in early 2007 when I left my day job at Deutsche Bank. I wanted to blog earlier actually, but with compliance and corporate policies I, along … Continue reading The Random Benefits From Random Blogging

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DCBKK 2015 Here I Come! Dynamite Circle Annual Conference in October

I’m such a fanboy of the Dynamite Circle and Tropical MBA! I love what Dan and Ian are up to there – and am so fortunate to have been able to catch their first Tropical MBA meetup back in summer of 2011 (man how time flies!). Their conference, DCBKK (Dynamite Circle Bangkok) 2015 has grown and matured to have over 400 top notch internet business people from around the globe. I was in complete awe and overwhelmed at their DCBKK 2013 event. I am upset I missed last year’s (my kid had just recently been born) but not going to … Continue reading DCBKK 2015 Here I Come! Dynamite Circle Annual Conference in October

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Passed Google Analytics Course: Google Tags Fundamentals

Pretty excited I just passed the Google Analytics Tags Fundamentals course. If you take it and pass you get a nice little badge you can use – here is the link to the badge I was wondering how long it would take me to do, did it in about 2 hours on an afternoon. If you want to try it out and get the certificate, better hurry, have until July 24, 2015. Its free and you can re-take the test if you don’t pass. Check it out on Quick post today, cheers!

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Hosting a China Business Workshop in Miami, Florida in September!

I’m really excited to be making a trip back to America in September! I mentioned it in a quick blog post last month on my USA trip and have been working out details. I want to do events all around the states, but seems my “home” is in Florida. It is where my parents are and I want to spend the majority of my time there Plus I have an awesome friend and contact there now – Claudia! She helped with the event last year and did an amazing job! We have been discussing and picked a date and confirmed … Continue reading Hosting a China Business Workshop in Miami, Florida in September!

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Book Review – How to Be a Power Connector

A couple months ago my friend Chris Moore sent over a podcast episode on I Love Marketing podcast that he felt would be perfect for me. It about managing and leveraging your contacts. Judy Robinett was the one interviewed. She resonated with me about how to organize and strategically think about your relationships. Got me enough to buy her book and give it a listen (I got the audio book) How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits I’ll give some highlights and leave it up to you to dig into this … Continue reading Book Review – How to Be a Power Connector


Halfway Through 2015 – Checking In On New Years Goals

I remember the “Christmas in July” TV commercial when I was a kid, and always thought it was a funny and somewhat sleazy way for the local electronics store to drum up sales. But what it did make me realize is that we are halfway to Christmas! And thinking that way, it also made me realize that we are halfway through the year. I’m sure at the end of each year we have all these big plans for the new year ahead, but many times we quickly forget them. Today I am going to drum up some of those goals … Continue reading Halfway Through 2015 – Checking In On New Years Goals

Going to Cebu, Philippines in July!

I’m really excited to be going to the Philippines after a couple years! I’ll be going right after July 4th, on Sunday morning July 5th from Hong Kong. Heck, I haven’t left China in so long, never mind going to the Philippines – I am looking forward to a change of pace. When I’ll be in Philippines I’m flying from Hong Kong direct to Cebu – early in the morning on Sunday. DEPARTURE HongKong to Cebu Flight No: 5J 241 Departure 05 July 2015, Sunday, 0940 H (09:40 AM)Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 Arrival 05 July 2015, Sunday, 1215 … Continue reading Going to Cebu, Philippines in July!


Happy July 4th From China

Another July 4th in China. This year had a bit of a different style to it. The US Embassy invited me to Guangzhou for the Celebration of the 239th year of the United States of America. Sure I’ll take them up on the offer! Haven’t been to Guangzhou since going last year for Miles emergency passport. Walking back into the US Consultate for the party brought back memories from that frantic time. American flags covered the US consulate, more than usual. Various posters of the phases of the American flag over the years. In addition to the flags, there was … Continue reading Happy July 4th From China

Results from my Chinese Learning Challenge w/ italki in June

Been a month already! I studied Chinese with tutors for the past month via the online platform italki as part of their June Language Challenge and here is my video proof … hopefully I’m a bit better… I wish I could study more and full time, but keep in mind this is while I’m doing my work at Unchained Apps, consulting, podcasting, book writing, etc!