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 (6)

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, […]


How I Filed a USA Passport for my Baby Born in China

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

Been pretty actively getting questions, comments, and phone calls from friends about how I filed a USA passport for my 2 week old son that was born in China.  While my baby was born in China, this process is the same for anywhere outside of the United States of America. It’s a rather straight forward […]


Life is beautiful, life is precious, life is short, life is fragile – Appreciate Life!

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 29 2014 | Comments (9)

 I’ve been unusually quiet on this blog, I have been waiting for the right time to post an update – as just about 4 days ago I become a father to a newly born baby, Miles.  I shared the joy on my social media as soon as he was born, but sadly it has been […]


Starting a Podcast for Social Agent – Focused on Sales Agents & Connectors

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 09 2014 | Comments (0)

I’ve definitely learned to step outside of blogging and getting more into audio and video. Those following me saw I launched a podcast Global From Asia back in the end of October and the results have been great! And for Social Agent, my startup, I have been doing youtube interviews but wasn’t convinced on a […]


5 Experiences Living with my Chinese Family in Law

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 01 2014 | Comments (4)

So the Chinese in-laws are here to help. Seems in Chinese culture, that the whole Chinese family works together to support each other. May as well embrace it


The 7th Startup Weekend Shenzhen Recap & Highlight

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 28 2014 | Comments (3)

This blog sometimes acts as a portal into China startup and tech, I thought I would share the blog post our amazing organizing team wrote for last weekend’s amazing Startup Weekend #7. It has really taken a mind of its own – the organizer and volunteer team is running amazing, and I’m so happy to […]


New Domain – MikesBlog.com

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 26 2014 | Comments (4)

Excited to post that today’s blog is being written and published on a new domain – MikesBlog.com. For the past 7 years I have had been using the domain blog.michaelmichelini.com, and before that I was using HappinessInPursuit.com Why the Domain Change? Well, as much I like people to remember my name – I think the […]


New Startup Office, Investing on Separating Home & Work

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 24 2014 | Comments (6)

Been extremely busy lately – baby due in a bit over a month, still pushing as hard as humanly possible with my startup Social Agent, and just moving into a separate home office 1 building over from where I live. As a full-time entrepreneur over the past 7 years, I have had both fixed offices, […]


How I Obtained a Chinese Driver’s Permit

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 12 2014 | Comments (6)

  A few days ago I got a Chinese driver’s permit – and once I shared the news my friends on social media were so curious how to do it – so I thought I’d take the time and blog about the process. Thanks to Angel, Chris, Wangxia for the help! So this isn’t an actual […]


Turning 33 – Focused, Determined, & Family-Man to be

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 02 2014 | Comments (8)

No big birthday party this year – I’m maturing. I’m focused. I’m executing. I see a path. I have great friends who support me, and give me great advice when I’m in need. I may be under some of the greatest stress I’ve ever been – but good friends are stepping up giving me amazing […]


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  • Taking the bus back to shenzhen from Hong Kong,  hope I don't catch too many fellow border hoppers at 6pm on a Monday,  who wants to bet?  Hoping for less than 30 minute wait in the customs line
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    Taking the bus back to shenzhen from Hong Kong, hope I don't catch too many fellow border hoppers at 6pm on a Monday, who wants to bet? Hoping for less than 30 minute wait in the customs line

  • Six weeks deep being a daddy, feeling I am a new man,  responsible,  inspired,  motivated.  I was a bit nervous honestly but just going with the flow and embracing this new chapter of my life.  Blogged about it if curious on mikesblog.com/6weeks
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    Six weeks deep being a daddy, feeling I am a new man, responsible, inspired, motivated. I was a bit nervous honestly but just going with the flow and embracing this new chapter of my life. Blogged about it if curious on mikesblog.com/6weeks

  • Undercover video taken at the Hong Kong / shenzhen customs line,  entering into Hong Kong now,  the lines keep getting longer and longer.... Haven't crossed into Hong Kong since May 8! Trapped in mainland China for so long haha
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    Undercover video taken at the Hong Kong / shenzhen customs line, entering into Hong Kong now, the lines keep getting longer and longer.... Haven't crossed into Hong Kong since May 8! Trapped in mainland China for so long haha

  • Earlier today in huaqiangbei,  Shenzhen... Chinese people can be so hard core.  This is a true hustler
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    Earlier today in huaqiangbei, Shenzhen... Chinese people can be so hard core. This is a true hustler

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