Are Social Media People Just a Bunch of Nerds?

In social media by Michael Michelini5 Comments

As I dive deeper and deeper into the developing industry of social media….I can’t help but classify the typical social media poweruser. Sure the majority of the global population now has in some way become involved with social media (mindblowing numbers thrown around on the web in 2010), but when I saw power users, I consider that those addicted to …

Searching For Products to Import & Sell In China

In china business by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Its always been in the back of my mind since coming to China in the end of 2007…but now more then ever – WHAT PRODUCTS CAN I BRING INTO & SELL IN THE CHINESE MARKET! I have talked about local sales tactics in China and gotten some experience selling Chinese bar products , but had taken a break from it …

First Full Day in Dongguan

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Have been spending certain half days from Shenzhen or Hong Kong at the Dongguan “cashncarry.cn” facility, but today marks my first overnight stay there. Again, a few months ago this would have seemed unimaginable, but this is a really exciting project. It’s a factory in Dongguan in the process of converting from a factory into a wholesale store and ecommerce …

USA Immigration, We Can’t Save The World By Importing People

In usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Watched this youtube video Can mass immigration into USA help world poverty? Its really a struggle in my mind…. Below he outlines the report from the world bank, giving the amount of people who earn less than $2 a day. Africa 650 million ppl India – 890 million China – 480 million Rest of Asia 810 million Latin America – …

Cool I’m Hootsuite Certified for Social Media!

In social media by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Sunday night, and I’m here taking the hootsuite social media certification. But hey, its what I am passionate about. The Hootsuite Certification Program went through 4 basic topics of its program, “hootsuite” as well as strategies for social media platforms such as twitter and facebook, also discussing klout. Hootsuite Basics – just general overview of hootsuite, its features, how to …

Visit to a Shenzhen Mouse Factory

In china business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

This past friday I took a trip to a China factory manufacturing computer mouses! Its a new development for the Dong Guan ecommerce center, Five Islands, and the domain mouse.com (coming after photograph.com is setup). Those tatending: Michael Michelini, Mr. Dang Shuang (mouse factory general manager), and Mr Huck Liang (mutual friend of the 2 above, owner of logistics company …

Merry Christmas From Hong Kong!

In family friends by Michael Michelini4 Comments

3rd Christmas in China – Christmas 2009 was working mostly, Christmas 2008 at my friends China apartment almost a 4th as I just came back to China end of 2007,spending Christmas in Florida…. This year was a split between Shenzhen, China for Christmas eve, “chilling” at Cheers bar with my friend Marshall, doing some bar hopping in the area…..and then …

Surrounded by Entrepreneurs in “Boot.hk” Hong Kong

In china business by Michael Michelini27 Comments

Been in Hong Kong a couple days ago, closing final details and arrangements for photograph.com project launch. Just feeling happier then ever these days…..focusing on what I do, finding others skilled and interested in the parts of business and life that I don’t like to do, and trying my best to align and center myself around like-minded people….. Thanks to …

The Turning Point….When I Realized I Couldn’t Fail

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Chatting to my boy Dustin Ellard right now…he and I have both been internet businessmen working in different projects over the years, helping each other out. He said he’d not been keeping up on my blog and wanted to catch up…I mentioned ya, I’m still trying to blog at least once a day, then he said “good job keeping at …

Last Minute Trip To Hong Kong, Launching Photograph.com

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Been doing a lot of networking in 2010, and after the domainer meetup in Hong Kong, have been in talks with Gary about working on some projects together in domaining, SEO, and ecommerce…..all things I am passionate about and have been looking for the right project or cooperation all year….not wanting to rush into any project just because I am …

My Goddaughter, Charlotte’s 2nd year Birthday

In family friends, philippines business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Its also bee good timing for me to be in the Philippines, as my goddaughter, Charlotte’s birthday was just this weekend. Seeing Charlotte, with her parent’s Bas and Maritess, make me think of my first time back in the Philippines for her baby christening in Feb 2009. Charlotte has been over to Shenzhen a couple times too. Have stopped over …

Words Change People’s Lives

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Talking to my friend Cynthy about my blogging and about life when I was visiting Hong Kong…and she mentioned to me that what I am blogging may change people’s lives. That words are strong, and lasting. Maybe even subliminal. That I should think more before I blog, because people take it seriously and to heart. I think of that childhood …

Summary from Manila Meetup on Social Media (#manilameetup)

In philippines business by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Seems like twitter meetups still confuse so many non-twitter users, and even twitter users! I experimented and put together in Hong Kong meetup with only 2 or 3 days notice. Anyway, I am just experimenting still with different ways to bring groups of people together as I am traveling so frequently, in a short period of time. Its also fun …

Reflection & Update on My Business Life

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Wait, do I have anything else but a BUSINESS LIFE? So what the heck do I do for a living? What am I upto now? Where in the world am I now? Jeez, I guess even though I’m pretty active blogging, and open about most of my personal and business life, have done business updates before, its about time I …