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Leveraging Peer Pressure: Social Agent Launch August 10

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Its been one heck of a year, and I’m gonna use Paul Orlando’s Farewell speech night public announcement of Social Agent’s 3rd pivoted product to formally launch on Saturday August 10th. It was at the end of his speech and Paul had people from around the room (of about 100 people) choose to stand up and give themselves some peer …

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Last Minute Trip to Shanghai

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One of the “love/hate things” about China that I am still adjusting to is the last minute planning. Just a few days ago I was planning to go to Hong Kong but a trip came up to Shanghai and its been long overdue. I’ve learned to adjust my “western” requirements to have a more concrete schedule and gotten even better …

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Still Digesting a Hyper Shanghai Trip!

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Back in Shenzhen now for about a day – resting up for one of the most hyper-active Shanghai business trips I’ve been on! And digesting (as mentioned in this blog title) means I did eat chicken and am still in good health (for those who aren’t aware, there is a H7N9 scare in Shanghai now). But I did have some …

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Shanghai Travel Plans – April 17 to 29th

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“on the road again”, then again, was I never “not on the road”? This is why I don’t see myself ever renting a really nice apartment….seriously, I am always on the move! But I love it – love the hustle – no matter how exhausting it may be – sincerely enjoy meeting people Wednesday April 17 – Next Step Shanghai …

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Steve Jobs Talks on the Meaning of Life. Poke Life!

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I love Sundays, its when I motivate myself for the week ahead. Think about what happened last week, and make an outline of the days ahead and the goals to accomplish. Steve Jobs, every entrepreneur admires the legacy he left behind. I recently found a video (youtube link and Chinese youku video here that truly inspired me. I know a …

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Shenzhen Startup Demo + Team Building Insanity!

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More intense startup life here – after returning to Shenzhen from Echelon Hong Kong with Dan (which, was a VERY late night missing the Shenzhen Bay border crossing, taking Huanggong border and arriving back about 1:30am) – the rest of the week catching up in Shenzhen after travels in Singapore and Hong Kong! Also prepared for our 3rd public pitch …