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Welcome Back after Chinese New Years! Ready to Rock!

In china business, e-commerce, social media by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I remember being that frustrated American in USA….emailing factories and Chinese businesses during the months of Jan / Feb and getting nothing, no reply, not even a vacation autoresponder (well Chinese don’t really use email anyway…) ….and after over 4 years in China, I still “try” to get work done during Chinese new years….on the foreign (Western) side… doing conference …

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Letter To Mom & Dad

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I like to mix up my blog, not just talk about business…and today’s post will be a bit emotional and personal….read at your own risk!! I’m a lucky son, my dad motivates me regularly: poems and emails, and just from my memories as a child getting pushed by him. I really miss my family back home, its been the hardest …

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Enter the Year of the Dragon

In china business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Depending on if you’re a business owner, or a employee, being an expat in China during the end of the year and Jan/Feb is much different than the rest of the year. Basically, its SHUT DOWN! You have Western holidays Christmas and New Years in the end of December into early Jan, and then Chinese New years each year is …

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Google May Have Left China, but it Learned from Baidu

In china business, social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Overall I like Google…but I can’t help to think they are getting to be more and more “evil” as an overall brand feeling. Chinese Currently People Respect Google it took a strong stand with the Chinese internet filtering at the beginning of 2010, ending up exiting the Chinese market. They didn’t have the government relationships and no longer agreed with …

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New Hardware Accelerator Program in Shenzhen!

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

More cool stuff happening here in Shenzhen, it keeps reminding me and building my confidence that I am in the right part of the world with a growing future! Cyril Ebersweiler, from SOS Ventures and China Accelerator up in north China, who spoke our Shenzhen Startup Tuesday a couple months ago started this , and There is a “hardware accelerator” …

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Personal Outlook for 2012

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini10 Comments

I could reflect on 2011, but instead of talking about the past, I’ll talk about the future. 2011 was my transition BACK to China fulltime… doing consulting between Hong Kong, Dongguan, and Shenzhen…. going to the coworking space in mid-year and then the last couple months back to ecommerce consulting and representing a Chinese ecommerce association to the west. Many …