As Chinese New Years Approaches – Danger Lingers

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini4 Comments

As the lunar calendar draws to a close, so many more unfortunate Chinese people are desparate to return to their hometowns. They did not earn enough money the previous year, or save enough, to make it home to see their family and loved ones….. So, some push too hard, they do whatever it takes to make that bit of cash …

Google Will Stay in China, no matter what

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I feel that Google has lost its attempt to “change the Chinese government” and is still trying to remain in China. Wow, they really scared me a couple weeks ago – but even if they pull out of China, now they say only pull out selectively – keeping some research and development here , as well as advertising sales. Reading …

Haaaa What People Steal from Hotels

In travel by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I was emailed an interesting article from a fellow blogger – Top Things People Steal From Hotels The list he outlines below is hilarious: 1. Towels. Do you really need more towels at home or do you just want to have something that says the name of the place you stayed. Most times these items are available for sale in …

Reflection – how did I end up here?

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Reading some linkedin.com discussions, and one that caught my eye was “how did you get into your industry where you are today?” I answered it in the thread, but also want to expand on it more here. Since I can remember, I always wanted to have my own company, back in 2003 after graduating university and starting a new full …

Maybe I just need a vacation – am I a good businessman?

In motivation by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I always try to take criticism positively….even if someone tells me in a negative condescending matter. I think it helps a person grow and you have to keep your ears open even when you may not want to hear it. I have to add an image from the movie “Fallen Down” – I’m not that bad….YET! haha, but some days …

Internet war brewing?? USA vs China?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Am I going to be caught in the middle of an internet war? In a way, i feel a bit strange, as i’m an american in china with google seeming to fight with the chinese government. and its seeming to become more policital then anything…..usa internet companies are siding with google / us government, and chinese internet companies are siding …

Seems Like Google is Really Leaving China – hello Thailand

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

seems like I have to do it now…..i’m sure that the chinese government will retaliate and start blocking google services. already they have blocked youtube, blogger, and some others for over a year….but imagine google gmail, google english search. too much risk for me to sit and wait….i need to at least develop a plan B. talking to my friend …

If Google left China, would I follow?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini6 Comments

man….its all over the news these days…..Google is looking to exit the market in China…. its just gone that far in China….they are blocking my friend’s Chinese blogs here, they have blocked twitter, facebook and others…. it seems unfair, google is considered to be the last major foreign internet company in china….yahoo sold out to alibaba , so many others …

Time to Shine in 2010

In china business, family friends, motivation, websites by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Its been since christmas since blogging….no i haven’t forgotten about you guys….its more because ive been working day and night – and that is pretty boring to blog about. But i am getting more confident, more focused. I am sure 2010 will be a great year….all the time, years, invested both in time and in money, now is the time …