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Pushing it! 12 days til Chinaccelerator Demo Day in Beijing Oct 30

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Feels like I’m graduating college again or something! And wow, its been 90 days already since I started this Chinaccelerator program. Its been a wild rollercoaster (yes GOAT – geeks on a train, but also generally w/ the startup highs and lows) and all the teams here are working day and night to finish product development, customer validation, and demo …

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Chinese E-commerce Annual Meeting Nov 9-10

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All these events are happening in Shenzhen once I’m done w/ this Chinaccelerator! This is the exact same weekend as the Shenzhen startupweekend, but I will try my best to stop by on Saturday the 10th to see my old hero meets hero e-commerce friends (and high level executives). Again, this is a massive Chinese e-commerce group, and the event …

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Focus, Do 1 Thing, Pressure to Succeed

In business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Been a long road, but I think some of my mistakes in life have been trying to do too many things at the same time. I will use this Sunday evening (liking to blog on Sunday evenings) to go through how in my lifetime, I have never really been focused on 1 thing, and maybe relate this to others also …

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Bungee Jumping in China! Needed that Rush!

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

YOLO (you only live once) I have never been bungee jumping, and adding the extra risk of doing it in China, why not! What started as a normal Sunday afternoon, I went to a late lunch w/ Mark + YunChung and then decided it was such a nice day out to go for a walk (instead of working in the …

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Trying a New Fad, Standing Desk

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I have been blogging for years, from my mobile phone, typing on trains with my bluetooth keyboard, but I think this is my first blog post I typed standing up! After the Chinaccelerator 10 x 10 speaker series, one of the speakers in Beijing, Richard Robinson motivated a lot of us entrepreneurs to work STANDING UP! Richard mentioned how he …

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Back to Beijing, Center of Chinese Internet 9/13 – 9/17

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Back to the heart of Chinese internet, feel sometimes like a lone ranger heading to a land many dare not to enter. Beijing is home of the majority of Chinese internet companies, and in order for my latest startup Weibo Agent to succeed, I need to have stronger relationships with these companies. Many have always been questioning what I am …

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Beijing Startup Scene, Quick 2 day overview of #GOAT

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As expected, this GOAT (geeks on a train) trip has been a whirlwind – over-packed schedule of events and meetings. We arrived to Beijing Friday morning, about 8am after an 11 hour overnight sleeper train from Dalian. A group of over 20 entrepreneurs, we entered the Chinese capital city of Beijing with wide eyes ready to take on the world! …