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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 …

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sometimes feel like my head is under water

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

i think we all have those days….but after hanging out with my friend Jon Conte here in Beijing, and our discussions about how we like being in china as compared to new york / usa. i’ve been in china since the end of 2007 – and have only been back to the united states in june of 2008…..Jon, like most …

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Baidu, China internet, and goverment relations

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini12 Comments

This is a great example of how you need to have guan xi (good relations) in China. Even in the digital age, its important to have strong relations with government agencies and high power internet companies here in China…let me show here below. (breath in….) Man….how annoying…..after some talking in beijing to internet companies, i have been wondering why my …

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Applying a Work Permit in China

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

So….for years i have been so confused about how to get a proper work permit of visa in china….. Its freaking complex! Last year i applied, had 1 summer intern use it as her project for 1 month, it was a fulltime job – going to one government office to another – china police station, tax bureau, foreign affairs office….and …