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Re-structure, Re-negotiate, Re-evaluate

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This past week…so much has been happening….between meeting current staff, partners and allies, re-negotiating on the phone with customers, allies, partners….it seems I have strong relations because talks have been easier then I thought. Seems the staff is very supportive, and we are setting sales targets and if we can reach them as a team the office may stay. But …

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Discouraged / Confused Going into 2009.

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Past few days have been really discouraging for me…..I emailed this to my staff today subject: guess I am a bad manager Thanks guys…………………..I am really too nice, and now I am being totally taken advantage of…. At first I was upset when (another company president) offered to have me work with him…I thought I was doing good….but I am …

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Merry Christmas from China!

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Besides some scattered christmas decorations, there isn’t much christmas in China. Plus in southern china the climate is warm – so no feeling at all of the Christmas I knew growing up in Connecticut, USA! Christmas eve night though – the city is packed with people, restaurants jam packed with higher sticker prices due to the christmas holiday – bars …

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Overextending myself? Hope not overpromising

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Pushing as hard as I can, like usual. Getting comments from my friends reading this blog saying all I do is work!!! Well, yea its what I like to do, why I am glad I quit my dayjob and took the plunge. Learning, growing, becoming better for the next time….. But the past weeks have been more about dealing with …

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Old Next to New

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Move went pretty smoothly…haha….paid approx $10usd to two “lawn mower” motor 3 wheel bikers…hilarious, although nerve racking that all my belongings are hanging and strapped from these bikes…..but move went along nicely.   Exciting to see the change, and its motivating the whole staff to work harder and with more room they can focus better…..its working

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Thanksgiving – No Turkey but New Office!

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Normally on Thanksgiving I’m chowing Turkey and watching football….this year I worked hard all day and signed a new lease for an office (pictures above) things are really moving along…..able to negotiate some good office prices and terms. This place needs some carpetting, but other then that its ready to go….really want to do rapid product development here, exciting to …

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Get It Done – on a budget

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Cash flow is tighter then ever these days, but I love the pressure…..especially when its the fact that an ATM machine takes your USA ATM card and mails it back to US to “protect your account” – oh..thanks, can I borrow money from you now??!? just makes things more interesting. I love critics too, I notice how easy it is …

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China – transitioning from Export Driven to Self Sustaining Domestic Market

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Great article below – China is going through tough times – BUT it will become less dependent on exports – and with the Chinese government last week investing INTO CHINA instead of the normal US Dollar, we’ll see RMB continue to strengthen (worse for exporting) but the Chinese people getting richer…..and spending more. What does this mean? CHINA IS GOING …

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Taking Negative Energy and Turning Positive

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Well, I guess what I asked for when I quit my job and started doing business on my own…..and I realize more and more its a dog eat dog world. I feel like I am constantly fighting to get my point across, and constantly have to think on my toes. I am not afraid to say I am wrong, or …

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Halloween in China

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Halloween in china isn’t much – gotta head over to the expat areas. See one block doing a mini trick or treat. Tried explaining to some of my chinese friends what “trick or treat” is – but gave up after a while. Amazing how something that was embedded in my upbringing was never even imagined on this side of the …

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This is the week to kick some ass

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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

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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!

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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

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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 …