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Reflection – how did I end up here?

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Reading some discussions, and one that caught my eye was “how did you get into your industry where you are today?” I answered it in the thread, but also want to expand on it more here. Since I can remember, I always wanted to have my own company, back in 2003 after graduating university and starting a new full …

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Internet war brewing?? USA vs China?

In china business, china seo by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Am I going to be caught in the middle of an internet war? In a way, i feel a bit strange, as i’m an american in china with google seeming to fight with the chinese government. and its seeming to become more policital then anything…..usa internet companies are siding with google / us government, and chinese internet companies are siding …

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If Google left China, would I follow?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini6 Comments

man….its all over the news these days…..Google is looking to exit the market in China…. its just gone that far in China….they are blocking my friend’s Chinese blogs here, they have blocked twitter, facebook and others…. it seems unfair, google is considered to be the last major foreign internet company in china….yahoo sold out to alibaba , so many others …

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2nd christmas in China

In family friends by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Christmas has always been a time for us to reflect about the past year, spend time with family and friends – and look to the future. I arrived in China to live dec 31, 2007 – just after spending christmas in florida with my family. Decided to save money and focus in 2008, and again in 2009 i am here …

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Learning from Tiger Woods

In corporate world by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Something for people who are building a personal brand. Tag Heuer to drop Tiger Woods from US campaigns PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer said Friday that it will “downscale” its use of golfer Tiger Woods’ image in its advertising campaigns for the foreseeable future. The company said it will continue its relationship with Woods but is …

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The World Needs Dreamers Who Perform

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini7 Comments

wondering if my uncle is giving me a hint a bout my being a dreamer …. and artist…. in some way…he just sent me this email DEAR MIKE, I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS ARTICLE. PARTS OF IT, I BELIEVE COULD PERTAIN TO SOME WHO ARE NOT ARTISTS. ……. ((((rest deleted from this blog entry)))………. LOVE, UNCLE BILL …

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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 …