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Time to Add A Bit “Commercial” to my blog

In business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I’ve always hesitated to do too much self promotion on my personal blog….but recently after so many people seem to be confused on what I do for a living, and the recent EXPLOSION of “personal branding” and the convergence of personal lives and professional lives, I decided to add some small banner ads on the right side here on my …

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Typhoon Coming, Electricity Already Blown Out Once

In philippines business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I’m going to experience a typhoon while down here in Philippines. Its on its way now, and the electricity here has already blown out once an hour ago, but popped back on recently. Again, I think this is a big reason there isn’t more foreign investment in this country – its INFRASTRUCTURE! When I was at Deutsche Bank, and management …

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How I Got Into the Bar Products Business

In usa by Michael Michelini13 Comments

I am often asked what I do for a living and a big part is selling bar supplies online. And after I tell people this, they always ask HOW did you get into selling bar products, are you a bartender? No, I’m not and never was a bartender….though the idea of being a bartender has always been tempting. I am …

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White People Need More….Things….

In philippines business, travel by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I started drafting this on my mobile as i sat front seat in a jeepnee heading back from the beach……maybe its the way white people are raised….but i think its true….i need more things to be comfortable then my friends around me in the philippines, maybe because I grew up with more “Extra” things in life, I became too accustomed …

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Welcome to the Philippines – Felt Like a Local This Weekend….

In philippines business, travel by Michael Michelini13 Comments

man, I am trying to submerse myself into the culture to learn how people live….but this past weekend took it to extremes! Marie, Jennifer, Analou and myself went on a weekend trip to Batangas. After night shift on friday night, we left around 7am, packing up light backpacks with swimsuits and a change of clothes, it was exciting! Unfortunately, we …

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Is There Enough Money + Resources In The World Today?

In business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Reading the world news here in the philippines, watching people from the window hustle to make 1 peso (45 pesos to 1 us dollar, so do the math) commission for bringing a customer on the jeepnee (public bus kinda…) while in the news im reading about the first ice cream truck for DOGS thats in the UK!! The red, white, …

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Living Life as a Minimalist

In motivation, travel by Michael Michelini19 Comments

my buddy James Song thought of me when he got this email and passed it along – I definitely think it fits my current lifestyle and objectives these days. Its about just OWNING what we really need in life. Not to be attached to personal goods. I took a quick snapshot of me right now, I’m hanging out in flipflops …

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Self Motivation, Landed in Manila

In motivation, philippines business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Arrived in Manila late last night (no typhoon while I was flying, so I’m here safe!) just 1 hour delay. Each time I’ve been coming here (3rd time this year) I’m always maxing out the allowed “free” amount of luggage on the plane (15 kilos). I really feel like a Filipino when I’m doing this, as the lines checking in …

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Good Luck In Your Next Country

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Today is my last day in Shenzhen for a bit, in Hong Kong airport now typing this out. Recently I had an interesting quick QQ chat i had with my friend Lucy……she was talking about my move to the philippines, contained the typical chat sequence of events, the 5 W’s – who, what, when, where, why, blah blah… But during …