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Playing both sides of USA and China Internet

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Had dinner tonight with a couple guys from Paypal China, while here in Shanghai. I am talking to them about payment processing, merchant accounts, IPs in different countries. First of all, CHINA IS GREAT in the fact that I go to a Paypal office, can meet a representative, and then GO OUT FOR DINNER AND DRINKS WITH THEM. Haha, I …

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Staff often calls me Teacher more then Boss….

In china business by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Man….i guess I have seen what it takes to manage workers….and from my going to other offices of companies, I notice I am not alone. Hiring someone is difficult, make sure they are qualified, they want to do the job, they are honest, and hard working. But I want to see the best in everyone….hard to disqualify someone who so …

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In China 5 kinds of friends

In china business, family friends by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Chatting to my friend, Qui Qui (Jane) online the other day, and I thought I would share this, and maybe get some input from others. qiuqiu says: the sequence is that 1) a strange man who help you 2) understanding friend 3)bosom friend 4) intimate friend 5) a friend just like myself – a friend who is very very understand …

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Shanghai Travel Make Me Realize

In china business by Michael Michelini21 Comments

I guess I am getting too confident on my chinese traveling skills, hit a bunch of speed bumps last night….I tried saving money to shanghai and booked a night flight leaving around 10:30pm. And of course, like normal, there was a flight delay – for “flow of flight control” per the repeating PA announcement in Chinese and English. There was …

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When stressed, write down your worries

In motivation by Michael Michelini10 Comments

I wish I could remember who taught me this….but when I get totally overwhelmed and confused….I have trained myself to take a deep breath and write everything down….prioritize it.. Keeping customers happy – sometimes I freak out that maybe customer service isn’t good, or quality of a product is going to be an issue. These can be controlled, and I …

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sometimes I cry – can a man cry?

In motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Yes, I will say it, sometimes I cry! Is it a bad thing? I am talking to my friend Jojo now in chat, and in China it seems like if a man cries, he will “lose face”. he is weak. he cannot be in control. Maybe its not only in China. Seems all over the world, in cultures its the …

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I don’t want to manage people like a slavedriver!

In business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Its something that I am constantly battling….how to align people to do work they like to do, and to do work that I need to get done for a project or company….I do find myself PUSHING a lot….as I have little patience and I know what has to be done, but want others to know/learn how to do it quickly …