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More Team Building + Org Structure

In now by Michael Michelini

Discussing all the projects and things we are doing and she said “Mike – you sound like a team builder”. Maybe that is what I am. It is pretty powerful and unique – and a skill I need to focus even more on.

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Converting the Home Studio to a Home School

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

The journey of being a parent overseas is becoming a common occurrence for more and more people; I being one of them. It is already a complex and dynamic experience, what with multiple cultures and languages. And when you throw COVID-19 on top of it all, it becomes pure insanity! The schools in Shenzhen closed on Monday due to a …

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Ferris Wheel Family Day at Oh Bay

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

2022 has just come and we’re working harder than ever before, but we always remember to squeeze in some fun while working. The family, David Ho, and several friends went to the Oh Bay park in Bao An, Shenzhen last Saturday. This Ferris wheel is high-end! You barely feel like it is a Ferris wheel as you are fully enclosed …

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Christmas in Shenzhen, China, 2021

In blog, family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

Moving past 2021 and into the new year means passing through Christmas! Here in China you never really get the Christmas feel, but with kids it is unavoidable – ha! The school and kids pep them up and I felt a bit guilty this year not getting a big Christmas tree for our apartment. Eventually though, the kids finally accepted …

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Leadership Traits

In blog, motivation by Michael Michelini

People don’t follow people who are not confident. Don’t WAVER with your decisions. Be fair and respectful to retain the respect of others. If you cannot control yourself, how can you influence others? Plan your work and work your plan! Don’t move by guesswork, else your ship will end up on the rocks. Go above and beyond all the time. …

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NowShenzhen Re-Launch: Making It Happen

In blog, china business, Events by Michael Michelini

As we come to a wrap on the year 2021, one big project we’ve been working on is taking over the site NowShenzhen (formally known as Shenzhen Party) that started this past summer. After tons of rebuilding, reworking, and analysis, the new site (we call it version 1.5) is live and we decided that what better way to get people …

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Preparing Disaster Recovery Processes + Rainy Day Funds

In now by Michael Michelini

We survived, 2021, another insane year with chaos and change. But with chaos comes opportunity and we are working as best we can to adjust and change for the new normal Still post-typhoon nightmare – but much better than last week. Working towards disaster recovery process, backups for all roles, and a rainy day fund.