Finding Trusted Partners & Allies in a Foreign Country

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I dont want to say being in China is a reason for saying its hard to find trusted partners. But I think its being a foreigner / visitor in a faraway place that makes it complex and hard to know who is out for your best interests, not only their own. I keep hearing these horror stories about being robbed …

Lack of Focus…my weakness…or strength?

In motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

My whole life I have always been told I need to focus – and that saying “jack of all trades, master of none”…..but I just don’t listen…..I love being out of control, overwhelmed, and overworked That is what I loved about Deutsche Bank days on distressed debt….the insanity, the energy….too many phone calls to answer, information overflow……the hustle….making 2 pieces …

Step into my office – is it adapting or changing oneself?

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOHHGDvz3Mo&hl=en&fs=1] Messing around with adding a watermark to a video for more videos – and used the inside of my office as a test video. Want to make some funny skit videos about the daily findings and business interactions I see here. I remember the high school yearbook signing days – and the notes “never change for anyone, ” never …

Making Sales in China – Talk About Awkward!

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

man….not only am I a foreigner here…but now I am selling to Chinese…after pushing www.98products.com pretty hard getting some sample orders and small bar orders. I can do it….it is a price first, quality second game – but I can meet or beat most prices. The awkward part comes from my not being able to speak chinese….the customer in China …

i’m finally “back”

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I can say this has been the hardest re-adjusting phase i’ve been through since maybe 1st day of high school….it was just a pile of things…came back to china – jet lag, tons of emails, questions, staff member quit while i was gone, congested/sick, and simply overwhelmed. Today definitely cleaned house, refocused, unpacked (yes a week and a half later) …