Chinese Relationship Building Weekend, Waterpark + Hiking

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 17 2011 | Comments (0)

Typing this sunday afternoon, waiting for the bus from dongguan to shenzhen….what a long and perspective-building weekend! Started on Friday night, rushing to catch last bus to da lang district of dongguan from Longgan district of Shenzhen. Been getting better at traveling in China alone, but when I’m in these massive bus terminal networks it […]

Jamming In As Many Meetings In China Before my USA trip

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 15 2011 | Comments (0)

Again, its one of the benefits of “living on the internet” – blogging, tweeting, weibo-ing, facebook status updates….and trying to be as open as possible… that people know where you are, where you are going, and contact me to make plans and business opportunities / ideas . The last few days my google calendar has […]

Delayed Departure May Have Been Worth It

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 25 2011 | Comments (5)

Writing this from the bus in Batangas, finally able to “escape” the island of Puerto Galera. Over 2 days delayed from leaving due to typhoon missing my friend Bas’s birthday in Dau, and a few other tropical MBA attendees missing their flights tio thailand and korea….and I really hope I don’t miss my flight today […]

Another Hong Kong Trade Show, Reflecting On My First Trip Here…

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 22 2011 | Comments (3)

Came to Hong Kong this morning from Shenzhen, crossing the border, taking the bus to Wan Chai, knowing where to get quick food, stopping off at boot hk coworking space, preparing which booths I would visit, walking in, already being pre-registered for the show (therefore skipping the long line), going directly to the sections I […]

Feel More Equipped, More Professional Then Ever

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 17 2011 | Comments (2)

maybe its my turning 30, the fact that i have made commitments to my career and basic geographical location…and getting used to being in the constant moving….I am constantly having an internal battle about why I am traveling so much….its exhausting, but I think its important to what I’m trying to do….bridge cultures and connect […]

Example Schedule For The Next Few Days – Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Dongguan

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 13 2011 | Comments (16)

I was writing this as an email update for those wondering where I will be the next few days….seems the most common message or email I get from people is “Where are you now? Are you in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Dongguan, or?” So I thought I would share the next few days with everyone….. give […]

Differences in Internet Marketing in China vs. America

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 28 2011 | Comments (0)

Recently got an email from a NY times reporter doing research on the Chinese internet space…and yea, while giving free reply and probably no reply or a thank you, I thought I would share and expand on the questions I received and answered in the email. 1) What do Internet marketers need to do differently […]

Shenzhen / Hong Kong Border Hopping Exhaustion

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 13 2011 | Comments (4)

Starting to feel like some special agent in a James Bond movie…seriously…while I thought this lifestyle would be so cool, there is that famous saying “be careful what you wish for”. As it gets quite exhausting going through borders, waiting in lines, dealing with people from all kinds of backgrounds, stress levels, and moods. Larry […]

Flipping from Cantonese to Mandarin to English…

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 08 2011 | Comments (14)

Currently in a car heading back to Hong Kong from Dongguan, China. Thinking back to when I was living full time in Shenzhen, even though I was in south China, the city of Shenzhen is primarily Mandarin – which is the nationally recognized language of the People’s republic of China. It is actually one of […]

Do I Need Money To Be Successful?

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 25 2011 | Comments (0)

Is Money Really Everything? Its kind of a second post in a series, yesterday I talked about do I need to be a programmer to be successful in a startup, today do we need money to be successful in a startup? Maybe its because am I a middle man in this whole process? Is my […]

More Americans Wanting to Move to China!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 21 2011 | Comments (7)

It seems at least one per day now, either email, facebook message, twitter DM, or random add on skype and a chat. Phone calls and I don’t know where they got my number. MORE AND MORE AMERICANS WHO WANT TO RE-LOCATE TO CHINA. Some want to teach english, others want to start a business, some […]

Wrapping Up an Insane Weekend: Hong Kong, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 24 2011 | Comments (0)

Monday morning and heading back to Dongguan from Shenzhen via bus. Wondering if this will become my normal weekend in 2011? Still trying to firm up my personal physical LOCATION strategy….many friends ask if I do an online business, why is location so important, why do I travel so much? Well, maybe because not many […]

In the Center of China / USA Talks

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 20 2011 | Comments (0)

Chinese president Hu Jintao is in America these days, and it seems like everything connects….China seems to be “opening up” more to American demands by agreeing to the following this week: * Buying more American goods – planes from Boeing, cars, and other services. But its not saying specifically if it will help American companies […]

Trying to Embrace Change, not Resist Change

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 19 2011 | Comments (0)

That has been one of my biggest changes and challenges in my life….to adapt to rapidly changing environments, both physically (as in geographical locations) and business and economical changes (international currency risk, global competition)….While I still naturally resist change, I realize I cannot change the way the world is going, and instead have to embrace […]

Studying How to Import Products Into China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 18 2011 | Comments (28)

Monday morning here in factory land Dongguan, China! I went over the process of importing into China via Hong Kong this past saturday at the Sheznhen ecommerce meeting, and because so many people were interested in it, I thought I would blog about it as well. Really, its because I’m involved in it, but all […]

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