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China Trip July 2019

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Back to China – again! Wife and a few others asking the deal – so as always – putting it out there. Here’s a very quick writeup so far 10 days on the road – July 6 – 17, 2019. This Saturday, July 6, 2019 fly from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong. Evening flight so spend as much time as …

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My Daddy Saturday Night

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My Normal Saturday night Just a quick post – this is my life now. Saturday night on the sofa w/ the wife and kids watching Spiderman. My daughter was so scared of Dr Octopus – and my wife was able to snap this photo of her coming to daddy when Dr Octopus was running wild in the movie. I also …

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Sitting on the Sidelines Waiting for G-20 Results

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Sitting on the Sidelines Waiting for G-20 Results I have never been so “into” politics. The USA, China trade war has forced me to follow politics much more closely. My livelihood depends on it. I feel I’m living in that scene of the Lord of War (my blogs talking about it 1, 2) movie where Nicolas Cage is at his …

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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 …