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Good Luck In Your Next Country

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Today is my last day in Shenzhen for a bit, in Hong Kong airport now typing this out. Recently I had an interesting quick QQ chat i had with my friend Lucy……she was talking about my move to the philippines, contained the typical chat sequence of events, the 5 W’s – who, what, when, where, why, blah blah… But during …

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When Online Friends Die or Dissappear

In family friends by Michael Michelini7 Comments

I was spending some time yesterday with Raine Liu, who is starting up her own trading company of electronics accessories and as she was helping me move some things in from 1 office to another office (awesome, she has a car!) + changing my internet and shipping some products to USA – she mentioned a story about her “online friend …

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Getting Things Done in China

In china business by Michael Michelini17 Comments

As I scramble to make things clear and smooth before I depart on Thursday, as always, a few speedbumps come my way…..I get a call today from the real estate agent who I rented this location from, and he is speaking to me in Chinese (so I try my best, but have to pass the phone off to my friend, …

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Who To Trust While I’m Outside China

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Since day 1 in china its been this issue – TRUST, I remember when I first came to visit China in 2007, I was meeting everyone I could, seeing what I thought of the place, the opportunity, the trust factor….Sure I knew it was difficult, intense, insane, THAT IS WHY I LIKE IT IN CHINA. I want a challenge. I …

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Travel Plan The Next 4 Months

In china business, travel by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Been getting tweets, phone calls, emails since I blogged I am leaving Shenzhen. I feel the love! Its not that I am leaving FOREVER – but probably won’t be here to much these next few months. Maybe back in late November. I am not sure if I have blogged it yet, but put on facebook and twitter feeds that I …

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Moving Out of Shenzhen – Next Chapter of My Life

In china business by Michael Michelini18 Comments

I was hesitating blogging this!!! But at least office-wise, I am out of Shenzhen……i will still be stopping by now and again for meetings and friends. Took a photo last night here, I had a “nong min gong” (farmer who comes to the city to make better money….the hardest working people!) help me move my office things out of the …

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Proud To Be An American

In usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I know sometimes on this blog I kinda pick on USA and some policies, etc – but after being in various parts of China, Asia, and Europe – I still think USA is one kick ass country. There is a great saying, not specifically about Americans, but I’ve heard it applied to all kinds of people – LOVE , HATED, …

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On The Road Again – Life on The Road

In business, travel by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Just last night subletted my apartment in Shenzhen! With furniture and all….amazing… have 2 weeks until they move in and I have to find somewhere to LIVE….. To Live……a home……….haha, I forgot the feeling of having a home!! I am going to live life on the road. I have people to support me in China, Philippines, USA, even in UK …

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Take This Quiz on Life….

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Back in university, Richard Widdicombe my fraternity advisor gave me this poem and I have kept it near me a lot to keep remembering, its about the PEOPLE around us, in our real life, not on TV or the movies. Read below A Quiz on Life Take this quiz: 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name …

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Just Passed on a Great Opportunity….

In usa by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I cannot disclose the name of the company, or the details…..but I have to get it out of my head. For a few weeks I’ve been considering an offer to become CEO of a company back in USA. My main skill to bring would be sales, marketing and streamlining business processes. But I just cannot leave what I have developed. …

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There Is No Happiness Without Action

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Caught this tweet (message over twitter for those who don’t know) while on the bus from Shantou to Shenzhen @rochorbeancurd – Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action This is why i love twitter…throughout my day im getting pumped with tons of ideas, visions, motivations. Meeting new people, sharing ideas, supporting and inspiring one …

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Do You REALLY Want to Know Your Future?

In travel by Michael Michelini13 Comments

If we could know our future, our DESTINY, would we want to know? I had an interesting talk with Christal Chai at Star Prototype China last week, and meant to follow up with a post to my blog. We thought that, hey, if we could find out our destiny, what we would end up in life, and what we would …