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Merry Christmas From Hong Kong!

In family friends by Michael Michelini4 Comments

3rd Christmas in China – Christmas 2009 was working mostly, Christmas 2008 at my friends China apartment almost a 4th as I just came back to China end of 2007,spending Christmas in Florida…. This year was a split between Shenzhen, China for Christmas eve, “chilling” at Cheers bar with my friend Marshall, doing some bar hopping in the area…..and then …

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Surrounded by Entrepreneurs in “Boot.hk” Hong Kong

In china business by Michael Michelini28 Comments

Been in Hong Kong a couple days ago, closing final details and arrangements for photograph.com project launch. Just feeling happier then ever these days…..focusing on what I do, finding others skilled and interested in the parts of business and life that I don’t like to do, and trying my best to align and center myself around like-minded people….. Thanks to …

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The Turning Point….When I Realized I Couldn’t Fail

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Chatting to my boy Dustin Ellard right now…he and I have both been internet businessmen working in different projects over the years, helping each other out. He said he’d not been keeping up on my blog and wanted to catch up…I mentioned ya, I’m still trying to blog at least once a day, then he said “good job keeping at …

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Last Minute Trip To Hong Kong, Launching Photograph.com

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Been doing a lot of networking in 2010, and after the domainer meetup in Hong Kong, have been in talks with Gary about working on some projects together in domaining, SEO, and ecommerce…..all things I am passionate about and have been looking for the right project or cooperation all year….not wanting to rush into any project just because I am …

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Words Change People’s Lives

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Talking to my friend Cynthy about my blogging and about life when I was visiting Hong Kong…and she mentioned to me that what I am blogging may change people’s lives. That words are strong, and lasting. Maybe even subliminal. That I should think more before I blog, because people take it seriously and to heart. I think of that childhood …

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Reflection & Update on My Business Life

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Wait, do I have anything else but a BUSINESS LIFE? So what the heck do I do for a living? What am I upto now? Where in the world am I now? Jeez, I guess even though I’m pretty active blogging, and open about most of my personal and business life, have done business updates before, its about time I …

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Klout Coach Optimization – Social Media Score

In business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Social media is on FIRE these days….or maybe being outside the GFW of China where I can freely surf the web I’m just exposed to more…but really, seems like every day a new thing popping out. One big thing is Klout. While I have heard of it before, it really clicked after reading businessgrow.com ‘s get ready for social scoring. …

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I have to learn to Master the Chinese language!

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Damnnit Americans, why aren’t you learning Chinese? My friend Abiy just sent me this newsweek article Americans still aren’t studying Chinese in school? I like this paragraph in the middle of the article: But the sad fact is that Americans are not learning Mandarin, the main tongue spoken in mainland China, in droves. Just take a look at the numbers. …

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If You’re Going to Do Blackhat things – Keep your mouth shut!

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Its sad in a way, that the illegal business is what always makes the highest profit. Maybe that is also why it does, because its the highest risk (therefore highest reward). Last week the NY times ran an article about a Brooklyn, NY merchant selling eyewear starting using customer’s negative reviews for his benefit on Google (SEO) to rank at …

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Looking To Steve Jobs For Inspiration

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I think its always good to learn from those who have done great things in their life. We have to surround ourselves with positive, like minded, goal centered people in order to achieve success. Maybe this is what I have been lacking. While I have not been fortunate enough to know or have met Steve Jobs, I do take interest …

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Back in the Philippines

In philippines business by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Arrived yesterday afternoon. Been an exhausting week, just so many developments in business…on top of traveling from Shenzhen, China to Dongguan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and then Manila Philippines… But I am ready to rock next year in 2011! 2010 has been a crazy…exhausting year for me to get outside (I was pretty much 100% in China from 2008 – 2009) …

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Twitter Meetup Hong Kong – Putting Faces to @ Names

In family friends by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Been in Hong Kong a couple days, between Shenzhen, China and Manila, Philippines….and wanted to meet some contacts I’ve been chatting to on twitter to discuss web design…which ended up turning into testing out a “meetup” of various twitter friends in the Hong Kong area. The beginning the “chaotic” organization started on Monday when I asked William Li to meet …