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The 7th Startup Weekend Shenzhen Recap & Highlight

In startup by Michael Michelini3 Comments

This blog sometimes acts as a portal into China startup and tech, I thought I would share the blog post our amazing organizing team wrote for last weekend’s amazing Startup Weekend #7. It has really taken a mind of its own – the organizer and volunteer team is running amazing, and I’m so happy to see the startup community here …

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New Domain – MikesBlog.com

In websites by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Excited to post that today’s blog is being written and published on a new domain – MikesBlog.com. For the past 7 years I have had been using the domain blog.michaelmichelini.com, and before that I was using HappinessInPursuit.com Why the Domain Change? Well, as much I like people to remember my name – I think the full name michaelmichelini.com is hard …

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New Startup Office, Investing on Separating Home & Work

In business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Been extremely busy lately – baby due in a bit over a month, still pushing as hard as humanly possible with my startup Social Agent, and just moving into a separate home office 1 building over from where I live. As a full-time entrepreneur over the past 7 years, I have had both fixed offices, home offices, and flexible (aka …

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How I Obtained a Chinese Driver’s Permit

In china business by Michael Michelini11 Comments

A few days ago I got a Chinese driver’s permit – and once I shared the news my friends on social media were so curious how to do it – so I thought I’d take the time and blog about the process. Thanks to Angel, Chris, Wangxia for the help! So this isn’t an actual Chinese driver’s license – its …

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Turning 33 – Focused, Determined, & Family-Man to be

In family friends by Michael Michelini8 Comments

No big birthday party this year – I’m maturing. I’m focused. I’m executing. I see a path. I have great friends who support me, and give me great advice when I’m in need. I may be under some of the greatest stress I’ve ever been – but good friends are stepping up giving me amazing ideas and straight feedback for …

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Conclusions from My USA Roadtrip

In usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Typing this email up on my airplane from San Francisco to Seoul, Korea. Airplane rides are always kind of like a “transition” from one place to another, one state of mind to another. And I’ve been digesting the last 1 month in USA. Definitely an invaluable experience, and as always in my life – a mix of business and personal …

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Meeting Long Lost Family in New York City!

In family friends by Michael Michelini2 Comments

This effects from this blog continues to amaze me and influence my life! Last Friday afternoon I received a call from an unknown number in New York. He said he is my long lost uncle on my Russian grandmother’s side – I have to admit, as much as I try to be open minded, I was a bit skeptical – …

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Hyper-Fast Memory Lane in Hartford, Connecticut

In usa by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Nice to see Everyone, but so quick! Like a world wind tour – on this USA tour I am on I booked a few days in the city I was born and raised – Hartford, Connecticut. Also was nice that it worked out to be during Chinese New Years week – so the emails and workflow slowed down a little …