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In Los Angeles Having Injera from Ethiopia

In business, family friends by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Been spending my time here in Los Angeles with my Stevens Tech friend and fraternity brother Abiy Yacob- he’s now married to his beautiful wife Kiddy and living in West LA. Have been learning more about him and the Ethiopian culture more then I did when I was in university. I guess I was more “sheltered” then, and focusing purely …

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In San Diego, Remembering A Few Years Ago

In motivation, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Been an unusual few days so unable to post for a while. Was in Los Angeles with Abiy for a day, then rushed down to San Diego for the weekend. Remembering the same route in San Diego May 2007 when I was just getting here after leaving my day job at Deutsche Bank. That feels a lot longer then a …

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Recap of my Last Day in NYC

In usa by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Yesterday, man, what a rush…started bright and early in the morning with catching up on tons of emails, and phone calls. Lunch with Jason Perez, my fraternity big bro, and his client for financial services that is looking for advice and help with his website for New Jersey sports leagues. Rushing off there, I headed from the lunch (in Hoboken, …

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New York Bar Store Looking For Investors, Buyers, Partners

In business, usa by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Just been holding this back the last couple weeks, but in an effort for me to better focus my energies, I have to look for more strategic alternatives for the first business I started up, this is the letter to marie Hi Marie, Thanks for talking to wholesalers, dropshippers, and others about strategic solutions for New York Bar Store. I …

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Gotta Remember To Be The Man In The Arena

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I still think of that poem: the man in the arena. I love it, it is so representative of living as a bootstrapping small business owner in today’s global world. Sure, maybe I am a bit more extreme, unfocused, and impatient then other entrepreneurs and small business owners….but the current environment is the same. It’s a fight, it’s a struggle, …

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Startup Entrepreneurs Pitching Their Dreams, Their Passions

In business, usa by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Was invited by a Stevens Tech friend to FundingUniverse.com’s CrowdPitch event, the first one its had in the New York City area. It is quite an interesting concept, like the “American idol for Entrepreneurs” they have a panel of judges that moderate and critique the entrepreneurs pitching their business, with an audience voting (with fake money) on which of the …

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When Family + Business Collide – A new born baby while running a business

In corporate world, travel, usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Met my good friend, Mike Andrews today, who went to Stevens Tech with me, at his company Hudson Digital Systems for internet marketing training and SEO consulting for his business. Again, trying to use public transportation has been difficult…looked to take a train to West Paterson, NJ but so many connections for only 16 miles….he ended up picking me up …

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Taking That Return Flight to Hong Kong…

In motivation, travel by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Maybe my friends reading this are getting a bit frustrated with me….but now I have decided to take the flight back to Hong Kong (ie China / Philippines) I have been thinking about this since the wedding this weekend…and I guess I have a lot of explaining to do! When I first landed in new york JFK airport a bit …

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My dream last night

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I think it was a few dreams together, waking up and going back to sleep I was in the Philippines, and I was on a skype phone from a room I had never been in before. I was talking to Andrew that I had given up newyorkbarstore. He was telling me its ok, and that I tried the best I …

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Riding an Emotional Rollercoaster

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini18 Comments

My family has a history of bipolar disorder. When I was younger, I went to a psychiatrist to see if I had signs of bipolar. The doctor said it wasn’t likely I had it, and that maybe by my mid-twenties if I didn’t have it, then most likely it wouldn’t show up. I never was admitted to a hospital for …

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Best bus ride ever

In travel by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Best bus ride ever I am on my way to Tayan’s wedding in Virginia, and am still terrified to get on a bus after my worst bus ride ever, globally but had to “man up” and get down there. I coulda waited till tomorrow and rode down with Giuseppe and Maria, but wanted to get down on Friday for the …

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People Watch Too Much TV in America!

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini12 Comments

I guess I never really was a big TV watcher, back when I was younger, maybe in grade school, I remember getting my first computer, a 25 MHZ PC (I am not so techy now, back then it seemed easier) and Brian and William helped me overclock it to 33MHZ and upgrade RAM. Anyway, I would work on my computer, …