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) 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 miss … Continue reading DCBKK Here I Come! Dynamite Circle Annual Conference in October
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 https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/course05/course Quick post today, cheers!
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!
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
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
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!
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
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!
I love being a dad! I was so hesitant and afraid to become a father. Yet I always did want to have a child to share my life knowledge and experience with – to nurture and grow. This is my second year as a father – but last year didn’t yet get to even hold my son as he was still in an incubator. So I will consider this my first year celebrating being a dad We were planning to take a day trip to Hong Kong – wife, kid, mom and dad in-laws, and me. But early in the … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
I was fortunate enough to attend Mikkel Svane’s (Zendesk founder and CEO) presentation of his startup journey founding the company in Denmark to relocating to SF and the recent IPO. I’m really happy he also stopped by Shenzhen on his China visit – as a lot of people are unaware of the size and ability of the tech community here. I was also fortunate enough to get an autographed copy of his book “Startupland” that covers the Zendesk journey, and today I’ll go through some highlights of the book. Read it in 1 Weekend I got the book on Friday … Continue reading Book Review- Startupland
I’m excited to say that I am taking Miles to USA for the first time! We booked the flights for September and Wendy, Miles, and I will be cramming onto an international flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco! International Flight Details So I booked it for September 11 and will stick in the States until about the end of the month. I always pick San Francisco or West coast for the international flight as it is so much cheaper and flight time options. Plus it is a shorter flight than going to New York. Departing From Asia Hong Kong … Continue reading Taking the Fam to America! USA trip in September
Excited to announce I have taken on another podcast – China Business Cast. This is a great podcast I was keeping up with since the beginning, started by JP and am honored to take the torch and continue the podcast forward. The show is introduced as: he goal of China Business Cast is to help entrepreneurs who want to learn how to do business in China. The podcast features conversations with experienced entrepreneurs and business people who’ve built their businesses in China. We’re here to dig into the details so you can learn from real, on-the-ground accounts of how business … Continue reading Announcing China Business Cast as Part of the Media Group
I’m playing around with videos and thought I would make one with Miles again and share why I came to China in the first place. This is such a common question may as well share it with everyone and refer people to this video to get the story straight once and for all. I never thought I would live in China, and thought it was crazy enough that I would travel here for trade shows back in 2007! But I was so overwhelmed with things to learn and people to build relationships with I quickly moved here at the end … Continue reading Video: Why Did I Come to China?
Happy Sunday morning! Sneaking some time away from family this morning to update about the newest addition to my home here in Shenzhen – my mother in law moved in last Sunday. She came down from Shenyang and we have been discussing this for months. After Miles was born, a lot of the family went back to hometown, leaving my father in law, Miles, Wendy, and I at home here in Shenzhen. It has been a lot of work for Mr Wang (my father in law) to stay at home since Wendy went back to work in April and I’m … Continue reading The Full Chinese Family Here
I’m typing today’s blog post up with Miles crawling around at my feet in my home office. Keeps tugging at the wires and so I am constantly taking a pause from writing to prevent him from pulling the laptop off the desk or ripping a power cord out. The new complexities of working from home Last night we celebrated Miles’s first birthday. Just a small thing with Wendy, grandpa, and me. We decided to skip a big birthday celebration. Life is moving so fast. Think Back To 1 Year Ago Now I know how my mom feels when my birthday … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday Miles!