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white guys are scary barbarians

In business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Trying to change my perspective, and noting what others have said, i would have to discuss the fact that in asia, white guys have been flagged as scary, or even barbarians. Well, if you back to “white” people, it goes to europe – an area that was in countless wars between its own countries and invading other lands. “americans” today …

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why cant we be the next donald trump?

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I remember being a little boy, looking upwards at adults, wow, so tall, so smart, so experienced. My problem, is in some ways i treat myself still like that little boy looking up at the big boys, why? Sure, i am 28.5 years old now, is that young/old, smart/dumb, experienced/fresh – NO I am a big boy, and why cant …

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Trusting People And Scaling a Business

In business, corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I have to admit, it has always been difficult for me to fully trust a person…..which, is the opposite many people think of me. Often i am told i trust too easily (especially what chinese people say about all foreigners), BUT i think my main difference is that i trust easily on a limited basis, but for full trust, that …

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Bar SAMBA NIGHTS opening Saturday Night

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Gonna do it…open the bar – this saturday – halloween night, will be the opening debute! I’ve been back and forth in my mind, do it, or not to do it. But…I think it will be a good experience, and a good cross promotion for my bar products and liquor distribution businesses…..and I can learn the business where I am …

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Crazy Guangzhou City – America is so far away!

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

The longer i am outside of the united states, the more i wake up and realize how easy life was there. Sad part is, i didnt know it until i left, and i dont think most of my friends and associates still there realize it now! For example, today i traveled back to shenzhen city from guangzhou city…..took the long, …

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did google destroy the service world?

In websites by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Bet that headline caught your attention, right? well, in some way, i would have to say google…..or more appropriately the internet itself, may have destroyed the service based industry…. Why would i say something crazy like this, and secondly, is what i say really all that bad? But if you think about things before there was internet….i remember as a …

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Why I use twitter, and why you should too!

In websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

When i first signed up for twitter, it was around summer 2008, i cant remember how i heard about it, i remember it was during a spyble all night development day. I signed up and it then said “what are you doing now?” i said, doing finances. Logged off, and never looked at it for a few months…. Kept hearing …

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Newest Opportunity – Open a Bar?

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I am having trouble sleeping, thinking too much, so might as well blog my thoughts down… Funny that just as i blogged about my business life update that another opportunity came to me – become a partner in a bar…..i at first wasn’t even going to entertain the idea……but i decided to go and see what the offer would be. …

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Update in Business Life

In china business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

My last post i talked mainly about where i have physically been, i think now i want to discuss what i have been focusing on with business. Loadpipe – this has been in my head for over 2 years….now i have to stop having people nickname it as a “pipe dream” (all talk, never making it) and now i have …

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few days away, I hate email….

In corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I am back from a trip to Ningbo…and I didn’t have access to email…so now I am digging through 493 new emails…thus I am writing this “complaining” post, enjoy! and let me know what you think “did you get my email about that notice”, “dont you read my email?”. Then there are the guys who write book-long emails…and expect people …

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sorry for slow reply uncle Bill

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

….this is why I keep a blog…I am a bad family member maybe…I am so out of touch with dad, mom, Jocelyn, Nana…..sorry Uncle Bill, I am so slow to respond the longer I stay in China, the harder for me to stay in touch with my family and friends in USA. Just the time zone, the startup of the …

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Paying People Off

In usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

greasing the wheels, making business move forward. How many times do people dispute and squabble over rather small issues. Usually my style is let the other guy win the specific battle, but i will work to win the overall war! Maybe some specific stories will help explain. Driving across usa with my bud scott katin back in 2003 summer – …

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Emotional IQ vs booksmart IQ

In motivation, usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Salvador Dali I have always been a supporter of being street smart, or “hustle”, versus a person who knows what the book says. In life, I feel, so many times our specific situations are not found in books, and that is what makes life dynamic. I am not an expert, in no …

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CEO customers, employees, THEN owners

In china business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

while yes, i am a ceo in some way, i still like to think of myself as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Ceo is too official and formal, plus in my eyes, ceo is a worker/ staff for the owners, while a business owner is the one who hires the ceo to manage his/ her business. So i prefer …