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This is the week to kick some ass

In motivation by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

The endless working days upon weeks upon months upon years…and I have never felt like so many things have “clicked” together like they have over this weekend….. spyble SEO system went live, ebay UK re-instated me, electrapour production samples look awesome, gaining traction with staff and business partners…. while there are a few negatives and a lot of risks still …

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Bai Jiu & Ducks in the Road

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Group photo in the office……….took some shots of the Chinese White Wine Baijiu to celebrate FRIDAY…..everyone seems to be getting along nicely and becoming my Chinese family!!!! Brent ran into these in the road the other day visiting the electrapour factory…hilarious….never know what you can run into driving in China.

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Happy Birthday Jocelyn!

In family friends by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

its my sister’s birthday today – October 19 – sitting here at midnight on a sunday thinking about those days w/ my sis and the fam. Being in a foreign country really makes you appreciate your friends and family back home. I can say I’m a bit homesick….and tired of fighting everyone in business….it seems all my projects and interests …

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Surrounded by people working to embetter themselves

In motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I realize how important it is to surround yourself with good people…and I can say that I have that in my office in China. I get a good feeling in my gut when I see the work getting done each day. I realize how important it is to motivate others….understand what people think about, what makes them happy, and what …

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Financial Crisis & Personal Investments

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

as we all watch the world “collapse” I sit back and ponder. I guess I feel a bit lucky, personally, because my life savings is currently invested in my own startups rather than a stock portfolio (except my rapidly deteriorating retirement fund which I cannot touch for 40 years anyway) But we all need to sit back….should this say “why …

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How to valuate these companies???

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

the more i study business and finance the more i learn its all a crapshoot….but there are 3 ways to valuate a company 1) book value times a multiple —– assets minus liabilities = book value. Then you get the multiple based on market value for similar companies. 2) cash flow times a multple —– how much free cash is …

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Like a Fish in a Fish Bowl

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Sitting here late Sunday night…trying my best as a fish in a fishbowl…..really am centered around this computer….where location doesn’t matter and my mind wanders towards the feeling of being a fish in a fishbowl…especially during my skype video conference calls….amazing world we live in these days….location matters less and less! Some recent photos to share   my friend Vicky …

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Spyble kickoff – a bit of insanity

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

applied for a trademark on spyble last night directly on Really pushing more for online marketing these days…..have been success and seems to use my knowledge much more. Differentiate myself. Spyble SEO competitive intelligence [youtube=]

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Suing a Chinese Factory

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Let the games begin….here’s the letter to my Chinese Lawyer ============ Hi Liyan, I want to sue a factory for quality issues, can you help? I have a quality clause in it and I have a strong case they did not meet those requirements Mike =========== man, I can definitely say i’m doing some crazy things in my life

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Maybe I Should have gone to MBA school……

In usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Shanghai China Disco MT3 a few nights ago Past week….was a rollercoaster….emergency call from a usa customer… day flight to a factory (below) 2 days of negotiation….conference calls, fighting….contracts, legal consul, everyone wants to be a “boss” until shit hits the fan. Maybe MBA school would have been a better way to learn….but then again…..what do you really learn in …