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Need More Stuff – George Carlin – A Minimalist

In corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Always liked George Carlin stand up…remember listening to it with my hometown friends Andrew Moran and others in grade school (yea, weird a little bit to listen to this stuff at such a young age). Listened a few times to this video “stuff” lately, while in USA (when re-uniting with Andrew, Scott, and others) as well as over here in …

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Partaking more in the couchsurfing movement, formally.

In travel by Michael Michelini11 Comments

It’s strange, to me and to my friends, that I have not earlier been involved in couchsurfing websites, making my profile more complete lately. I have been “couchsurfing” for almost as long as I have been traveling, depending on how you define it. And this is why I love twitter and blogging and social media, because you can more …

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Converting Philippines Office into Clear Cafe Internet Cyber Cafe!

In philippines business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Tonight had a rather long meeting with my Philippines accountant and Marie about converting the startup office into an internet cyber cafe “ Inc”. For the most of 2010 I have been “dabbling” with doing business in the Philippines…..having home based workers, leasing a small startup office, training programs, interviews at Philippines government centers, and running a quick twitter social …

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Going Crazy, Surrounded by Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog! RMB, HKD Pesos!

In travel by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Just landed in Manila a few days ago, jeez, my brain is on overload…this hyper travel between Manila, Hong Kong and south china (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan) has got my head spinning. Really, if this was USA, the geographical distance between these places is similar to going from south florida to Puerto rico…..except there are 3 currencies and 3 languages and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 “” 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 (coming after 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 …