Interviewing Ebay China #1 Seller in 2009, Lu Haichuan

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Please bear with me, no video / voice yet in this interview….but its my first effort in interviewing some of these facinating Chinese based Chinese ecommerce (export driven) companies I am coming across. Yesterday (Tuesday) in Shenzhen we took about an hour drive up to the outskirts of the city (Bao An) to a new place I had never heard …

How Much Longer Can The Chinese Economy Withstand its Growth?

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Tweeted earlier about hearing all these talks of China finally feeling its growth is unstoppable (LA times article)….it talks about 3 main issues for the Chinese economy: slowing GDP growth – exports are lowering….Chinese factories are struggling to survive, accepting lower margins….the small factories are getting squeezed out. They are thinking of all kinds of ways to differentiate from their …

More Expat Friends Leaving China, Its Getting Harder to Stay!

In china business by Michael Michelini13 Comments

After doing more hyper networking in China, I am meeting more and more foreigners who are coming and going….learning from those who are leaving and coming and trying to reflect on it…. This article was shared to me by Boyd Jones over the weekend and it inspired this blog post – China‚Äôs Ex-Expats: Emerging Asia Beckons, discussing how many foreigners …

John Lennon Poem – The Meaning of Life

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Here is a good break from your current stressful workflow. Reading this poem from John Lennon about the meaning of life…it does make me realize …when we are kids we are told anything is possible….yet….as we get older – more and more of our friends and colleagues and family members tell us that we need to “grow up” and think …

Discussing English Social Media in a Chinese Foreign Trade Conference

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Still makes me laugh, and a bit worried at the same time….discussing Facebook, Google+, Twitter inside of China – where the country blocks these online social media platforms. But again, these export-based internet and ecommerce businesses cannot allow politics to get in the way of them making money – and as social media becomes more and more important for SEO, …

Speaking at Chinese Entrepreneur Meetup, SYB (start your business)

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Yes, there are actually networking meetings on a FRIDAY night! Every Friday night, they have been hosting these events. Its all Chinese people, Chinese language. Below is the description they gave me: Shenzhen SYB (start your business) entrepreneur club is starting! The SYB club was found in Shen Zhen in August 2011 to existing and would-be Entrepreneurs with a regular …

Mixed Reviews on this New Blog Template

In social media, websites by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Finally got this new blog template online, been talking about new template since September, tried to get it online before my USA trip scramble…after getting back from America I have been doing intense meetings, events, proposals for ecommerce businesses. But here we go, Doug helped me finish the blog template and I like it! Some negative feedback: Red is too …

End of the First Shenzhen Startup Weekend, Many More to Come!

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Typing this up monday morning on the hong kong bus, traveling there with ahmed and his wife mona who came to facilitate shenzhen’s first official startup weekend! he gave me a ton of support and feedback on how the weekend went, how to improve and confidence that we are heading in the right direction in building up shenzhen startup community. …

Lots of Energy, Ending Day 2 of Shenzhen Startup weekend #swsz

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

An intense, but inspiring weekend here in Shenzhen! Its our first “official startup weekend” (we have the brand behind us now) but still did have a quick and dirty BootUP! weekend a couple months ago. This startupweekend, after taking what we learned from the first Shenzhen BootUP! as well as a big marketing and organizer’s push for this startup weekend …

Trip to a Dongguan Industrial Park, Friends Helping Friends

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Today I took a trip up to Da Lang district of Dongguan to visit my friend David Zhang (aka @digitalboy) from geekcook. They setup my own desk set aside and encouraged to work here as often as I like. I was going to take Doug and others interested for the day and overnight trip, but thought first let me establish …

Great Time with John Biggs from Techcrunch in Shenzhen!

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

So many events these past couple weeks, as well as the weeks ahead, but last night (Friday) was a relaxed and effective meetup for the Shenzhen startup and hardware community to meet John Biggs, a gadget editor on techcrunch and share their products and startup ideas. I had gone to the wednesday Hong Kong meetup as well, with Rafael as …