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Listed Top 100 Asia Business Influencer

In blog by Michael Michelini

I was listed as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Asia. With all the chaos and all the hustle and grind, we need to step back and sometimes reflect. And, be recognized. I was excited to see that I was listed as one of the top 100 influencer in Asia business by Growth Asia: https://twitter.com/growthasiahq/status/1372013579520589825 https://growthasia.co/experts Listed as number …

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1 Year Post Global Lockdown, Change Is Only Constant

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – March 14 – 20, 2021 Listen as audio here [3.5 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, Mike’s company (removing sensitive info) – here it is: Week Plan March 14 – 20, 2021 Shadstone Limited The only thing that …

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Tip for Those Working Online

In blog, productivity, vlog by designer

How will it work? Will it really work? These are just some of the questions being raised about working online. Yes, it’s not the typical office set-up. But, with everything that’s going on in the world right now and more and more people are getting in on this work-from-home set-up, you just have to make it work for you. Here’s …

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Leadership Training & Transitioning

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – March 7- 13, 2021 Listen as audio here [4 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) What Mike Michelini is up to now – March 7 -13, 2021 Going through a leadership coaching program that has really been a transition. I’m calling this next phase as Shadstone 4.0 (my own internal code). …

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Setting up SBU (Strategic Business Units)

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is Up To Now – Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2021 Listen as audio here [2 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) It’s hard to believe we are entering the third month of 2021. Quick updates (bullet points) and then: Those curious more about the “stuck in china” feeling, it’s not really on an exit ban, …

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Alignment and Being on the Same Page

In blog, vlog by designer

“The biggest problem about communication is the illusion that it has already taken place.” – Alexander Avanth This is definitely true! In the world where many are working online, communication is key. Always over inform as what Alex added. I mean, he’s right. We should always seek for our team, clients and all other parties involved in our business transactions …

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Full Week of Bull (Ox) Year

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Feb 21- 27, 2021 Listen as audio here [2 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) Download full high res image Lot of things going on! I’m stuck in this apartment complex in the northeast of China but fascinated how much can be done fully online. What a world we live in. …

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How is working with Shadstone?

In vlog by designer

Have you ever wondered how your team feels working with your company? As I always want to make sure that the individual members of Team Shadstone is happy with their work, I caught up with our video editor, Alvin to ask this – How is working with Shadstone? We had an amazing exchange of experiences. Here’s a cut from that …

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Finally – Officially 2021 in China + Rest of the World!

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Feb 14 – 20, 2021 Listen as audio here – 4 minutes long – (or scroll down for text) Want to watch the video of my kid’s welcoming in the year of the Ox (In Chinese?) – watch here For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, …

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Chinese New Year & Management Training

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Feb 7 – 14, 2021 Listen as audio here [2 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) What is Mike up to now this week: For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, Mike’s company (removing sensitive info) – here it is: Week Plan Feb 7 – …

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Stuck Between Solar + Lunar Holiday [Plus Management OKRs]

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Jan 31- Feb 6, 2021 Listen as audio here [2.5 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) January is this half “end of year” (with Chinese new year coming) and half “new year” (for the western world). Honestly, always look forward to getting through this “halfway” mix of Western (Solar) new year …

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Working With Uncertainty

In blog, productivity, vlog by designer

Uncertainty equals opportunity. This is what Alexander Avanth of Alpha Rock and I talked about before at the onset of the pandemic. There really is gold to be found in problems, especially online. Here’s more of what he had to say about this:

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Daughter Turning 5, Birthday Again in Lockdown

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

Getting towards the end of Jan 2021, and preparing for Chinese New Year (mid Feb 2021 this year). And, it is always our daughter’s birthday during this time. She was born on the coldest day on record in Shenzhen, China in 2016 (watch that vlog here) And her last 2 birthdays have been in lockdown up in cold Shenyang, China. …

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Feels Like Flashback to 2010

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is Up to Now – Jan 24 – Jan 30, 2021 * It is my daughter Maggie’s birthday – turning five years old. Makes me realize how fast time is moving. There’s a lockdown here, so we’ll have a cake at home and just remember the day she was born. The vlog when she was born is …