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Culture Shock & Logistical Issues Full Effect Today

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

pic of my new desk in china….note the ATM receipt, chinese biz cards, chinese phone, chinese coins, and some Chinese snacks spicy, not too sure what it is… Think today has been the day I’m finally realizing that I’m living here…and that I am surrounded by people that I cannot communicate with! Sunday afternoon right now, went to the grocery …

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another day in China…lets call this day 1

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Past week so much has happened…but really annoying me that I cannot get settled in….finally I would say today is DAY 1….. well everyday is a new day as they say right….but man….between banking, apartment hunting, furniture, office setup, meeting people….etc etc…..I don’t get any real work done. Yea Yea, you know its a transition, i’m in a foreign country, …

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Getting my head back above water

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini3 Comments

wow, the past week has been one of the most extreme tests – emotionally, financially, and somewhat physically…..day 1 wasn’t so bad…it got bad once i had laptop issues, moving from hotel to hotel…finding less and less people that spoke english….and learning more and more this was going to be much harder than anticipated…..but… did find a place….and the first …

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On My Way – Just Kissed Mom & Dad Goodbye

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Currently at West Palm Beach International Airport – gonna spend a few days in Newark and then Sunday afternoon flying off to Hong Kong – straight into China that night, new years eve! Hey, always think forward, think ahead – and not only think but DO. Gotta keep pushing myself to adapt to new environments, new situations…..like they say, whatever …

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Merry Christmas from Florida

In family friends by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Hit the beach with mom, dad, and the dog Ivan today. Sister’s serving for the US Air Force in North Dakota….Took a nice long walk and just getting back about 5:30pm today. I may say I hate to rub it in…but I really don’t – 2nd straight year celebrating Christmas in Florida…..Its hilarious watching the nightly news and seeing snowstorms …

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motivational brainstorming

In motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Back in Florida….flew in late last night – delay on the plane w/ air traffic and weather – but at least I got a free upgrade to first class…how do you say….bloody mary….at least a few of em. few weeks till China…..getting pumped….and yea…nervous… motivational high so the above notes are just raw output from my head, let me write …

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Getting Used to The Non-Schedule Lifestyle

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Still, after 8 months, I am still adjusting to the free lifestyle….where I’m always working but not really going to an office. Rundown of what the past few days have entailed: major backorder on a bar supply product that has about 30 customers waiting…our manufacturer is out of them until about another week….which was already 2 weeks behind…so had to …

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made it to Hoboken!

In usa by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

good old hoboken, new jersey. been back since late monday night. visiting old school faculty, friends, and getting back to the hyper lifestyle…. Just had pizza w/ my friends Lily, Chris, and Tyler (CAPITAL T!!) Alumni event at Stevens Tech in a couple hours, did banking, client relations, and now at the computer lab.

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But You’re Planting the Seeds, Not Eating Them.

In motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Finally made our way out of Halifax this morning…after some speedbumps (no trucks avail at Uhaul…snowstorms…the usual) and Salem & I had some interesting conversations about all types of things….and of course I brought up the re-adjusting of my lifestyle from the corporate world to the entrepreneur startup world…and how I feel like I’m paying cash out all over the …

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oh you’re american…..the canadian dollar is worth more….

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oh man….every Canadian I talk to it seems…I’ll explain I’m from the US..and one of the first things…oh yea, you know the Canadian dollar is worth more then a US dollar??? nah…I didn’t notice at the FX exchange….. sad thing…i’d bet the Canadian dollar will continue to appreciate vs. the US dollar. Supposed to be on our way to Montreal …

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landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada!

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freezing my arse off in Halifax! he won’t sell britney spears! This CD shop I stopped by, the owner refuses to sell music that he doesn’t like…he has a cool dog too! late last night landed in Halifax. My buddy from College, Salem, picked me up. We’re roadtripping through Montreal and then to Hoboken / NYC. He’s relocating back there …

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Survived Cyber Monday – Who Needs an MBA?? Experience!

In business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Feel like I’ve passed some kind of test. Retail site New York Bar Store survived a rough couple weeks……internal employee issues…operations….chargebacks….but we manage…regroup…and move on. I remember I was thinking of getting an MBA…but you know what? 1) I never liked school – I like to study what I want to use in life. 2) I don’t want to pay …