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Is it really that great to win the lottery?

In motivation by Michael Michelini11 Comments

Ya, sounds crazy right….but everyone must think how great it is to win the lottery, yet…have we considered the ramifications? Here are some reasons i would consider it more: If it were kept private – i think the feeling of winning the lottery must be one of the greatest in ones lifetime, but having it announced on the television has …

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Reputation Management for Bank of America

In usa, websites by Michael Michelini3 Comments

If you’ve been following my blog, you will see posts about my difficult experiences dealing with Bank of America as I’ve been overseas in China and Asia. Two of specific note include: More Bank of America Fights – International Travel Issues Thank You For Calling Bank of America *Image, credit, found from PPC for Hire blog Now, originally when I …

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Jobs Sent to India & China will never return

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Just read an article from an Israeli company statement that jobs outsourced to India and China and other emerging markets will never return to Israel. And for the country to continue to thrive, it must focus on innovation and original ideas. Baharav said, “The transfer of work to emerging markets is a trend which changes the global status quo, in …

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Shadstone buyout of newyorkbarstore

In usa by Michael Michelini3 Comments

This is another emotional transaction in my life….but in the process of transferring the assets and liabilities of the parent companies of and to shadstone hong kong company…. This parallel phenomena was the first company I incorporated… back in 2004 as a general partnership in new york city with my hometown friend and roommate Andrew Moran – which …

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Companies are People, DISC method to evaluate

In corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

The older i get, the more i keep realizing, companies aren’t products or services….they are groups of people fighting to grow – working hard to add value to an industry, to educate people in their following, and to build a great team. Thats why i realize its essential to attract and retain top performers in the industry you provide…. How …

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sometimes feel like my head is under water

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

i think we all have those days….but after hanging out with my friend Jon Conte here in Beijing, and our discussions about how we like being in china as compared to new york / usa. i’ve been in china since the end of 2007 – and have only been back to the united states in june of 2008…..Jon, like most …

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Baidu, China internet, and goverment relations

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini12 Comments

This is a great example of how you need to have guan xi (good relations) in China. Even in the digital age, its important to have strong relations with government agencies and high power internet companies here in China…let me show here below. (breath in….) Man….how annoying…..after some talking in beijing to internet companies, i have been wondering why my …

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Applying a Work Permit in China

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

So….for years i have been so confused about how to get a proper work permit of visa in china….. Its freaking complex! Last year i applied, had 1 summer intern use it as her project for 1 month, it was a fulltime job – going to one government office to another – china police station, tax bureau, foreign affairs office….and …

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China is Beating India in English speakers

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Reading this article has given me even more confidence that i am doing busines in the correct country in the world. India Times reports already by population there are more people in china speaking english than in india. The study estimates less than five per cent of the Indian population speaks English, which would mean that only about 55 million …

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Beijing business development trip

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

been exactly 2 years since my first and only trip to beijing. not sure how it always ends up that i come here in the winter….for those not familiar with the location of various cities of china- i live in southern china (guangdong province, city of shenzhen) which is right across from hong kong. for the climate there, it never …

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Forrest Gump & Box of Chocolates

In motivation by Michael Michelini7 Comments

When i titled my blog “happiness in pursuit” i had the movie Forrest Gump behind it as well. Watched it countless times, and again just this past Sunday evening. Sure, its an old movie, and maybe there are tons of reviews existing, but this is my interpretation and critique of the movie. Follow destiny – Sure, he may not be …

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More Motivated Then Ever Before

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

almost 2 years since moving to China. People ask me, Am I getting Tired of it? Am I getting worn out, losing motivation? I AM MORE MOTIVATED AND STRONGER WILL THEN EVER BEFORE Why? Because, I have been through the ups and downs. I have had: * government make me move my bed! , * have people claiming me for …

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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 …