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Relying on an Amazing Team

In now by Michael Michelini

Feel we have the most amazing team and maybe I am nervous because I need to rely on the team more than ever to hold up this amazing empire that is growing and flourishing.

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Bucketing + Providing Opportunity

In now by Michael Michelini

While totally overwhelmed – love the work that we are doing, and grateful to be able to do these innovative projects. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Further pushing to be on BD mode

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Visit to 1 Factory (But Rejected in Another Due to COVID)

In blog, china business, startup, vlog by Michael Michelini

Mid-February 2022, and we are grinding along as best we can, right? Luciano and I are upgrading / re-building a product brand that started in 2003, and bringing a new product line that we are launching on Amazon. It is called Excalibur Brothers (https://www.excaliburbrothers.com) and we have gotten great support from franchisees in the community via the Blimp Method. Now …

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Thaw Out Post Chinese New Year

In now by Michael Michelini

The year of the Tiger is in full effect. Well, factories in China may not start up next week, and schools are still closed til the week after. But offices should start to re-open this coming week. Ecommerce and content as always!

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Working Into Year of The Tiger

In now by Michael Michelini

Happy Chinese New Year: year of the tiger – this coming week China is basically “closed for business” but anyone who knows me knows I am working per usual (with the occasional family activity in between)

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Happy Chinese New Year 2022 – Tiger Time

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

We are entering Chinese New Year, and it is the year of the tiger coming up! Years keep passing by here as I am “semi-trapped” (well, can leave, but can’t come back!), and we just keep chugging along. The family and I went to Park Hyatt for a “small new year” celebration (Wendy said that a week before “big Chinese …

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Attempt to Dive into HR & Finance

In now by Michael Michelini

Happy Chinese New Year – soon we will be past this “limbo” between Western and Chinese New Year – and by mid February “100% new year 2022” will be in effect on both sides of the wall. Diving into HR and finance (my weakness) more…

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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 …