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In Bloomberg About the Trade War & SME Effects

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Quoted in Bloomberg About China/USA Amazon FBA Merchant Stress I’ve been talking to quite a few journalists lately about the effects of the USA/China trade war on small business owners. One of them decided to take a quote – and it is in Bloomberg, Monday June 24, 2019 Here’s the link (paywall): https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-23/u-s-china-trade-war-hits-amazon-s-small-businesses And here’s a screen capture And here’s …

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My Son Is a Budding Artist

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My son is an artist (family of artists) Uncle Bill has really been enjoying the photos lately in various social media channels (I’m not as active there – but my wife has figured out Facebook now that she’s outside of China, heh…) Here’s a photo he drew over the weekend. I have to admit – it was his idea to …

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Big Changes Coming to Hong Kong

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Big Changes Coming in Hong Kong and China Just coming back from my second trip to China and Hong Kong and wow – things are changing so fast. I’ll write up a proper business post on my business blog Global From Asia soon – but here its personal. Really – the writing is on the wall about the speed of …

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Missing The Hustle of China Life

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Missing China It is approaching a year since the family and I moved out of Shenzhen, China. There are of course the good, the bad, and the ugly in any city / country / state in the world – that is what makes life beautiful right? Today, as I am on my second trip to China in less than a …

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Another China Trip (June 2019)

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Taking a Rather Quick Return Trip to China So the frequency of trips to Hong Kong and China has always been something of an experiment since I moved to Thailand. I took a week there at the end of May 9999 and there was still so much to do. On top of that – honestly it is hard to do …

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Book Review – Atomic Habits

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Book Review: Atomic Habits Been meaning to read this productivity books called “Atomic Habits” by James Clear – and it was definitely worth the time and investment (I consider the 10usd or so I paid for the Kindle book nothing compared to the time someone invests in reading an actual book). Here are my key takeaways of the book Time …

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Build A Foundation Like Bamboo

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Feeling Like Bamboo, and The Shoots Are Coming A pretty cool clip I read while reading Atomic Habits book is about building habits / systems – not just goals. What is this story of bamboo? It spends 5 years underground building its roots. Making a strong and solid foundation. Then, after those five years, it suddenly shoots up into the …

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Plans for Rest of 2019

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Plans For Next Six Months We are almost halfway through the year. It has been an intense one for sure, settling in to Thailand life, luckily got the visa sorted for the whole family. While my “wild travel adventures” have slowed down, they haven’t dropped to a halt. Using today’s blog to share the plans for the rest of 2019. …

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The Grind and Balance of Business in Asia

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The Grind and Balance of Business in Asia Mike’s Blog 212 In Asia, or in China? After almost 8 months I finally had the chance to come back to Mainland China With such an intense 4 days and some odd hours to visit and do business, meetups, workshops, and venue hunting for Cross Border Summit – may as well grab …

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Priorities: Back In Time For Son’s Birthday

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Back in Thailand for My Son’s Birthday Number 5 Oh, to be an “American dad” in Asia. Family in Thailand, doing work and business development in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Does seem like the right position overall. Come to China for focused (and intense) business meetings that have been planned well in advanced from Thailand. Fly in, meeting, meeting, …

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Inviting Yourself To China?

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That Weird Feeling Of Inviting Myself To Re-Enter China (China Visa from Thailand) Why? Because it has been about 10 years since I received my work permit from the Chinese company I invested in setting up in China (read WFOE 99999 article) and issued myself a work permit (ie self employed). Since moving out of China, I am did not …

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Trip Plan: Hong Kong / Shenzhen / Guangzhou

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Heading Back to the South China Insanity Just a quick update – been dealing with recovery from burning season a bit (still) in Chiang Mai but now all is good / it is over. Right now preparing for a wild trip for 5 intense days in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. As it is easier to send my business colleagues …

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Grabbing a Few Little Physical Memories

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Grabbing a Few Little Physical Memories Walking on the beach we just want to grab something. Kids want to “take this, keep that”. Humans, why do we want to horde and grab things? I did grab some things while walking along the beach as well. My kids asked me why, and I plan to throw the shell back before I …